CBI sacks chief with immediate effect after misconduct complaints

CBI chief Tony Danker has been sacked with immediate effect following complaints of workplace misconduct against him.

Three others have been suspended pending investigation.

Rain Newton-Smith has been appointed the new director general of the Confederation of British Industry. 

This comes after allegations over Mr Danker’s conduct involving a female employee.

It added that the lobby group is “liaising with the police and has made clear its intention to co-operate fully with any police investigations”.

Mr Danker stepped aside from his role while the investigation into his conduct took place.

He previously apologised, saying any “offence” he caused was unintentional.

But since then, fresh sexual misconduct claims have been levelled against CBI employees, including an allegation of rape which allegedly took place at a boat party in summer 2019.

It has prompted the Treasury to cut ties with the group.

The CBI has also cancelled many of its events. 


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