Vice-Chairman of West Ham Utd
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4th April 1969
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Poles Convent, Herts; Aldenham School, Elstree
Karren Brady is one of Britain’s best-known businesswomen. Her talent was first spotted by ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi when she was just 18. At age 23, she became the first woman to direct a premier league football club (Birmingham City FC) and the youngest managing director of a UK PLC.
“I don’t feel any shame in saying I enjoy my work. I do. There are two things important to me: my children and my work. I won’t give either up.”Karren Brady - The Telegraph, April 2012
Now a television personality on BBC One’s The Apprentice, she is a standard bearer for women in business and has spoken out on the topic of boardroom sexism, particularly in the sporting industries. She holds non-executive directorships at numerous organisations including Mothercare and Kerrang! Magazine, and has written four books.