Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation has named Billy Draddy as vice president of Men's and Women's Golf and Tennis, a role that will focus on the strategic growth and development of these businesses globally.

He will be based in Polo Ralph Lauren's corporate office in New York City and will be responsible for merchandising, sales, marketing and customer service and will work closely with the men's and women's design teams.

Mr Draddy has worked for companies such as Timberland, Joseph Abboud, Hickey Freeman (where he launched the 'hickey' label) and Bobby Jones.