West Ham United football club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady is preparing to join Sir Philip Green's high street fashion giant Arcadia.
Asper a report published in the Sunday Times, 41-year-old Karren Brady will join Arcadia as a non-executive director in September. She will be the female to join the group as a board director.
Arcadia dresses millions of women in the UK and abroad with brands such as Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.
Karren Brady, who stars in the BBC1 television programme Junior Apprentice, will assist Arcadia’s chief executive Ian Grabiner in developing strategy for the group.
Her appointment has been announced at a time when Arcadia is planning to acquire loss-making BHS. She is expected to announce her decision to quit Mothercare, where she has been a board member for the last seven years.
Arcadia operates more than three thousand shops in more than 30 countries around the globe.