Women's apparel firm Urban Brands has appointed David Brown to executive vice-president of human resources.

Brown began his career at RH Macy's & Co and grew with the company to the position of senior vice-president of human resources and labour relations.

He joins Urban Brands from Linens 'n Things where he served as senior vice-president of human resources from 2006 to 2009.

"David brings twenty-five years of rock-solid retail and human resource experience to our leadership team and we look forward to his guidance. This appointment completes our leadership team and positions Urban Brands for continued growth as we become urban America's largest women's plus size specialty retailer," said Laura Weil, CEO.