CBI boss Tony Danker sacked after misconduct complaints against him

The boss of one of the UK’s largest business groups has been fired after allegations regarding his conduct with a female employee.

Tony Danker will leave the CBI with immediate effect and be replaced by Rain Newton-Smith.

Three other CBI employees have also been suspended ‘pending further investigation into a number of ongoing allegations’, the group said.

It also said the lobby group is ‘liaising with the police and has made clear its intention to co-operate fully with any police investigations’.

It said in a statement: ‘Tony Danker is dismissed with immediate effect following the independent investigation into specific complaints of workplace misconduct against him.

‘The board wishes to make clear he is not the subject of any of the more recent allegations in The Guardian but has determined that his own conduct fell short of that expected of the director-general.’

Mr Danker, who had stepped aside while the investigation took place, previously apologised and said any ‘offence’ he caused was unintentional.

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