US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp has announced a raft of changes to its management team, including the promotion of Christopher Peterson to the new role of president of global brands.

The changes, Ralph Lauren says, align with its previously announced shift to a global brand management business model.

Peterson, who most recently served as chief financial and administrative officer, has a "broad and in-depth experience in strategically transforming business and operating models", having previously worked at Procter & Gamble Company.

Meanwhile, Robert Madore, senior vice president of finance, has been promoted to senior vice president and CFO. In addition, Mitchell Kosh, executive vice president of human resources, has been named to executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

Both Valerie Hermann and Jackwyn Nemerov will continue in their roles of president of Ralph Lauren luxury brand, and president and COO respectively.

"As we move to a new global organisational structure, these executive leadership changes will allow us to maximise the potential of our brands and drive global growth," said chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren.