Deckers Outdoor Corporation announced the appointment of Stephen Murray as the company’s President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective June 1. Murray will oversee Deckers’ subsidiary and distributor businesses, which include the UGG Australia, Teva, Tsubo and Simple Shoes brands.
Murray joins the Deckers management team from Urban Outfitters Brand where he has served as the global president since April 2010, responsible for the brand, stores and ecommerce in North America and Europe.
“We have been searching for the ideal candidate for this role for quite some time,” said Deckers Chairman, President and CEO Angel Martinez. “In Murray we have found the unique combination of footwear and lifestyle brand building and global expertise that we need at a time when our international business is poised for growth unlike anything we’ve seen in the past.”
Murray will operate from Deckers’ Richmond, England office where the EMEA division is located.