CBI boss Tony Danker has stepped aside following an allegation over his workplace conduct at the UK’s largest business group.
The CBI on Monday said it had been told of an allegation regarding its director-general in January, which was investigated and dealt with “in line with CBI procedure”. It said the investigation “determined that the issue did not require escalation to a disciplinary process.”
However, the business organization said it had been made aware of further reports regarding Danker’s workplace conduct, which “will lead to an independent investigation into these new matters”.
Danker asked to step aside from his role during the investigation, it added.
“The CBI takes all matters of workplace conduct extremely seriously but it is important to stress that, until this investigation is complete, any new allegations remain unproven and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
Danker has been director-general of the CBI since November 2020, and was previously the chief executive of Be the Business, a lobby group. He has also served executive roles at the Guardian News & Media group and at McKinsey.