Retail boss fears for boardroom diversity in post-Brexit downturn

The boss of plus-size retailer N Brown has warned that fewer women may end up in top retail jobs if the industry falls victim to a post-Brexit downturn.

Angela Spindler told the Press Association that retailers are likely to lean on seasoned executives who have experience guiding companies through previous recessions – most of which are men.

This will give rising female retailers fewer chances to enter the boardroom.

“Contemporary successful businesses recognise the value of diversity … but it gets stalled when times are tough,” the N Brown chief executive said following her panel at the Retail Week Live conference in

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