The battle for Britons
The rapid fall-off in tourists from the UK should have us very worried. Richard Curran, p16
It’s a case of ‘you’re hired’ as TV star Karren Brady is to join Philip Green’s Taveta as the non-executive chairman of the parent company in charge of the tycoon’s Arcadia retail empire. Ms Brady will take over the role from Anthony Grabiner, who is stepping down from the position.
Mr Grabiner, a prominent lawyer, spent 15 years leading the Taveta board, which came under fire from British MPs for pro- viding “weak” corporate governance that contributed “substantially” to the demise of retail chain BHS.
Arcadia employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide and owns a string of fashion chains, including Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Burton and Outfit.
Ms Brady is CEO of West Ham United football club and an adviser to Alan Sugar on BBC TV show ‘The Apprentice’.