Karen Murray has been promoted to the post of president of the Sportswear coalition of branded apparel company VF Corporation, replacing Denise Seegal.

Murray joined VF in September last year as president of Nautica Men's Sportswear and Nautica Jeans Company.

She previously spent 15 years working at Liz Claiborne.

Seegal left the company's New York-based Sportswear coalition, whose brands including Nautica, Kipling and John Varvatos, in May this year "to pursue other interests".

Murray will report to Eric Wiseman, president and CEO of VF Corporation, who said of her:

"A proven leader with a track record of success in men's sportswear, Karen has demonstrated exceptional leadership since joining VF and has brought fresh perspectives and energy to the business."

He added: "I have great confidence in the improvements Karen's team is making to Nautica sportswear, and in her ability to execute our long-term vision for the coalition."