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Karren Brady leaves Arcadia Group

Karren Brady has left her role as chairman at Philip Green’s Taveta, the company behind Arcadia Group.

Earlier this month Brady said she had a “duty” to employees to remain in her role, with her support for Green’s business under pressure following staff allegations of sexual harassment, racial abuse and bullying against the retail boss, Green denies the claims. Non-executive director Sharon Brown, also left her role alongside Brady.

Brady has been a high-profile champion of women’s rights and has faced claims of hypocrisy for remaining at the retail empire and refusing to distance herself from Green. In a statement released by Brady’s agent she said she felt a “sense of duty” to female employees including her daughter, adding that resigning would have been the “easy” option.

A Taveta statement, read: “Taveta would like to announce that Karren Brady and Sharon Brown (in their respective capacities as non-executive chairman and non-executive director) have resigned from its board.

“Taveta thanks them for their contribution and wishes them well for the future. Taveta is in active discussions with individuals who have significant relevant experience and expects to make a further announcement as to the composition of its board shortly.”

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