Lady Barbara Judge: The rise and fall of the pioneering first female IoD chair. The businesswoman, once hailed as ‘Japan’s nuclear saviour’, was officially suspended on Friday pending further investigation. After several days of vicious reports and closed-door meetings, one of the UK’s most prestigious business groups issued a statement on Friday morning confirming that its first ever female chair, Lady Barbara Judge, had been suspended. The drama that resulted in the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) announcement kicked off earlier in the week, when several news outlets reported that the 71-year old New York-raised businesswoman was being investigated over accusations that she had made racist and sexist slurs and bullied colleagues. The IoD, which likes to present itself as a bastion of best practice in corporate governance, later confirmed that it had commissioned a full investigation into the matter, conducted by law firm Hill Dickinson.
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