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On the FTSE 350, it's just two property companies – Daejan Holdings and TR Property Investments – and Belfast-based Kainos that operate female-free boardrooms.

And then there were three. The appointment of geologist Fiona MacAulay to the board of commodity trading and mining group Ferrexpo slashes the number (...)

John Flint: ‘The understated Flint had become increasingly isolated in recent months.’ Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau, Getty

The humiliation of being sacked as chief executive of HSBC after less than 18 months in the role must be acute for John Flint, who has spent his entir(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has expanded his empire with a flurry of deals, from House of Fraser and a disastrous investment in Debenhams to Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s hard to shake off the feeling that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire is finally careering out of control, derailed by a bewildering stream of il(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG, said he ‘will defend the airline’s position vigorously’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Surprised and disappointed” probably weren’t the very first words that sprang to Willie Walsh’s mind when he heard British Airways was to be hit with(...)

Other shares in Woodford’s portfolio have turned in poor performances, such as online estate agent Purplebricks. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty

Turning an investment of £1,000 into £23,000 during his stellar 25-year reign at money management firm Invesco Perpetual earned Neil Woodford the acco(...)

Arcadia’s Sir  Philip Green: fears mount for the future of his Topshop to Burton and Miss Selfridge conglomerate and the 18,000 it employs. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe

Hosting a lavish Grand Prix party aboard his super-yacht in Monaco was probably not the most sensible move by Sir Philip Green at the weekend, as he b(...)

Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey: scrapped plans to buy  a discounted £2.04 million apartment due to “a personal decision”.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It’s gratifying when a boss is keen to buy his company’s products, but it’s not so impressive when he’s been offered an incentive of several hundred t(...)

JD Sports has benefitted from its growing overseas presence, as well as its online operation. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When Mike Ashley threatened in 2011 that he’d “finish off” JD Sports, the response from Peter Cowgill, the boss of his smaller rival, was brief and un(...)

Mike Ashley: widely admired for his retail expertise but his reputation as a deal-maker has been dealt a serious blow. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when Mike Ashley was known as “Britain’s answer to Howard Hughes”. Back in 2006 the reclusive sports goods(...)

Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton: he   is to rejoin the company’s board, triggering a mass exodus of the current management. Photograph: : Superdry/PA Wire

It wasn’t much of a welcome back for Julian Dunkerton: as the co-founder of Superdry celebrated a dramatic return to the board of the company he creat(...)

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