Karren Brady says her feminist credentials 'didn't square' with working for Philip Green

Brady resigned as chair of Green’s Taveta Investments in February 2019

Karren Brady says 'feminist credentials' led to her resigning from Phillip Green's business

Baroness Karren Brady has explained how her "feminist credentials" played a role in choosing to resign from her position as chair of Sir Philip Green‘s retail group.

The businesswoman, who has been vice-chair of West Ham United Football Club for 10 years, spoke to Sky News about her resignation from Taveta Investments in February 2019.

Brady was director of Taveta Investments, the holding company for Green’s retail empire, from 2010, before taking on the chair in 2017.

Having said she is still in contact with Green, journalist Ian King asked Brady: “How do you square your feminist credentials with some of the things that Sir Philip was accused of?”

“Well, I didn’t square them because I resigned,” The Apprentice aide said. “So I think that says all it needs to say.”

Prior to Brady’s resignation from Taveta Investments, she faced criticism for not stepping down from her position in light of accusations of sexual and racial misconduct that were made against Green.

The retail tycoon denies the allegations, stating he never meant to cause offence.

During her interview with Sky News, Brady highlighted the “important work” conducted at Taveta Investments, emphasising that the workforce at the firm predominantly consists of female employees.

“The business I think is very important,” she said. “The majority of people who work there are women and employs thousands of people.

“It’s part and parcel of our high street, we know the high street is having a very difficult time. And I think it’s important that that business succeeds.”

In September 2017, Brady spoke out about the gender pay gap at the BBC, stating that “change can happen very quickly in an organisation if a CEO is determined to make that happen”.

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