CBI business group boss Danker sacked after misconduct claims

Tony Danker

The boss of one of the UK’s largest business groups has been fired after an investigation into complaints about his conduct at work.

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

It follows allegations over Mr Danker’s conduct involving a female employee.

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

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