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LONDON - Taxi hailing app Uber said yesterday it had hired a headhunter to fill a new position of UK chairperson as part of a process which began weeks before London’s transport authority stripped it of its licence.

The non-executive position would bolster the taxi app just as it fights to retain its license in the British capital and battles to preserve its business model at an employment tribunal over workers’ rights.