Lady Barbara Judge stepped down as IoD boss last week
Embattled Institute for Directors last night defended its probe into its former chairwoman Lady Barbara Judge – as it appointed ex-EasyJet executive Chris Walton as interim chairman.
The business group said its senior council member Dame Joan Stringer acted entirely appropriately in ordering a report into Lady Judge following complaints about her behaviour.
The institution was plunged into chaos last week after Lady Judge, 71, stepped down as chair to contest a host of allegations in the report including claims she made racist and sexist comments about staff – all strongly denied.
Her deputy Sir Ken Olisa and fellow non-executive member Arnold Wagner also quit.
The Iod said: ‘Though the process has been painful, the IoD has followed necessary and proportionate procedure.’