Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has appointed former CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo, Eraldo Poletto, to the helm of its Stuart Weitzman brand.

He is expected to join the business on 30 April as CEO and brand president, succeeding Wendy Kahn.

Poletto will be responsible for all aspects of Stuart Weitzman globally, partnering closely with the brand's creative director, Giovanni Morelli. Poletto will report to Tapestry CEO Victor Luis.

"Stuart Weitzman is at important point in the brand's evolution with the upcoming launch of Giovanni's first collection and the recent buyback of its northern China business, taking greater control of the brand's destiny through an increased level of direct ownership," says Luis. "In Eraldo, we have found a leader who, over the last 30 years, has acquired both the global luxury experience and deep understanding of iconic brands to drive result. He brings a proven, successful track record in building and engaging teams and in developing and maximising international growth across all fashion categories."

Prior to his tenure at Salvatore Ferragamo, Poletto served as CEO of Italian leather goods brand Furla from 2010 to 2016 and has also served at Retail Brand Alliance.

"I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead this iconic brand," he said. "Stuart Weitzman footwear has long represented quality, style, and the beautiful combination of form and fit. I look forward to working with the team to build on this foundation as we evolve into a global, multi-category brand."