Sports Direct, the U.K. sporting goods chain, said Claire Jenkins has resigned “with immediate effect” from her position as a non-executive director of the company.

She is leaving after six years at Sports Direct which has been embroiled in a scandal over working practices at its Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire.

Her exit leaves Sports Direct with just three independent non-executive directors, aside from Chairman Keith Hellawell, according to the company’s website.

The departure of non-executive director Claire Jenkins comes after a year in which shareholders twice tried to oust chairman Keith Hellawell but were vetoed by majority shareholder owner Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct continues to search for a new chief financial officer. Ashley became CEO last September after the resignation of David Forsey. Sports Direct last month in acquiring Eastern Mountain Outfitters and Bob’s Stores in bankruptcy proceedings  to mark its entry into U.S. retailing.

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