Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted Jill Stanton, vice president of apparel for Nike's US region, to the post of vice president of global apparel for the Nike brand.

The company's apparel business is worth almost $4.6bn, representing about a third of total brand revenues, Nike said.

Stanton will report to Nike brand president Charlie Denson, and succeeds Roger Wyett who has been named CEO of Hurley International, a Nike-owned brand based in Southern California. Wyett will report to Lee Bird, president of the company's affiliate brands.

Nike said that Wyett brings to Hurley more than 25 years of experience in the apparel industry, including seven years at Nike. He first joined Nike in 1994 and held a number of key senior apparel roles in soccer and Nike Team Sports before leading global product creation.

In addition, Joe Serino will become the new vice president of apparel for the US region, Nike said. Serino joined Nike in 2004 as the general manager of global sport performance apparel, and was most recently VP and general manager of Asia Pacific Apparel.

Also, Nike has also named Jayme Martin as vice president of the Americas region. He will report to president of global operations Gary DeStefano, replacing Mary Kate Buckley, who recently was named vice president of apparel for Nike's EMEA region.

Martin has more than ten years of experience at Nike in strategic planning and footwear leadership roles.