3rd senior Nike executive departs as misconduct review continues

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Nike has been hit by further senior departures as its head of diversity and inclusion Antoine Andrews steps down amid a continuing review of its internal culture.

According to Bloomberg Nike has confirmed Andrews, who joined the retailer in 2015 as a vice president, will be the latest high-profile staff member to depart.

This follows news last month that two top executives, including 25-year veteran Trevor Edwards, were stepped down over “behavior occurring within our organization that do not reflect our core values of inclusivity, respect and empowerment”.

Since then it has emerged that Edwards, who was favourite to succeed Mark Parker as chief executive, was driven out alongside vice president Jayme Martin amid a misconduct probe.

Although Nike did not elaborate on why Andrews was set to depart, Parker has been ramping up efforts to address issues of internal misconduct, stating last month: “I’m committed to ensure that we have an environment where every Nike employee can have a positive experience and reach their full potential.”

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