The Apprentice star Karren Brady is known for her no-nonsense attitue but she can admit to mistakes in her career – such as only taking three days maternity leave!
As Lord Sugar‘s longest-serving aide, Karren regularly assesses The Apprentice candidates. Despite now being Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE, she was once an up-and-coming youngster making her own mistakes.
Here’s everything you need to know about Baroness Karren Brady, her exceptional career and the personal low that saw her take such a short amount of time off after giving birth.
Karren Brady makes London City look small and insignificant in her kick-ass 2024 The Apprentice promotional shot (Credit: BBC/Naked)
Who is Karren Brady?
Karren Brady, aka Baroness Brady, is an award-winning British businesswoman and Lord Sugar’s advisor on The Apprentice.
She is the current CEO of West Ham Football Club, worth an estimated £800 million. She has also worked for Simon Cowell‘s music label Syco.
Her many plaudits include Business Woman of the Year, Ultimate Entrepreneur and being rated among the 50 most inspirational people in the world.
When and where was Karren Brady born?
Karren was born in Edmonton, London on April 4, 1969. At the time of writing, she is 54 years old.
She attended boarding schools Poles Convent and Aldenham School in Hertfordshire. After graduating sixthform, she decided to forego university and start work at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.
When did Karren Brady become a baroness?
Karren was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 by then Prime Minister David Cameron.
After receiving a CBE in December 2013, Karren took the full title of Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE. She sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.
Candidates beware: The Apprentice boardroom line-up in 2024 includes Karren Brady, Lord Alan Sugar and Tim Campbell (Credit: BBC/Naked)