Oath UK MD Nigel Clarkson departs after internal investigation

Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has confirmed that their UK managing director Nigel Clarkson has left the company following an internal investigation prompted by “complaints and allegations” from employees.

A spokesman for Oath said in a statement: “I can confirm that Nigel Clarkson’s employment has been terminated by Oath with immediate effect following the conclusion of an investigation into alleged breaches of our standards of business conduct and our Oath values.

“Oath is a values-led company and we take all complaints and allegations from our employees extremely seriously and we move fast to act on them.”

A spokesman for Oath declined to offer any further explanation.

Clarkson joined Yahoo as its UK managing director in November 2015 prior to its takeover by Verizon Wireless and subsequent merger with AOL resulting in the newly-formed outfit Oath.