Karren Brady to chair firm that owns Philip Green’s Arcadia group

West Ham United CEO takes over as head of Taveta after Anthony Grabiner stepped down with immediate effect

Karren Brady, the West Ham United chief executive and regular on The Apprentice, is to take over as chair of Sir Philip Green’s retail empire as Anthony Grabiner steps down.

Lord Grabiner, who has spent 15 years at the head of Taveta, is to step down with immediate effect. Taveta is the Green family firm, owned by Sir Philip Green’s Monaco-based wife Tina. It controls Arcadia , which in turn owns fashion chains including Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins and previously included BHS.

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