Luxury goods company Polo Ralph Lauren has appointed Steven Murphy, president and chief executive of Rodale, to its board of directors.

Murphy's election brings the number of directors on the board to ten.

Chairman and chief executive Ralph Lauren said Murphy brings "a fresh perspective" to the industry.

He continued: "I believe that our board will benefit from his experience in building brands in media, entertainment and publishing on a global basis".

 Rodale publishes health and wellness magazines, books, and online publications.