Sports Direct Worker Exodus Adds to Woes for Founder Ashley

  • Staff turnover rises amid criticism of working conditions
  • U.K. retailer yet to fill board slot and full-time CFO role

Mike Ashley.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Mike Ashley, the British billionaire behind embattled retailer Sports Direct International Plc, has grappled with declining growth, a plunging share price and a parliamentary grilling this year. Now he’s got another problem: Disappearing employees.

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