The Executive Committee of WPP is responsible for leading the company and implementing its strategy. Its members lead WPP’s largest operating companies and central corporate functions.
Mark Read CBE
Chief Executive Officer, WPP
Mark was appointed CEO in 2018, having held multiple leadership positions at WPP since joining in 1989. As Head of Strategy and then CEO of WPP Digital he was responsible for WPP’s first moves into technology, and in 2015 became Global CEO of Wunderman. Earlier in his career, he co-founded internet start-up WebRewards and worked at consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
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Chief Financial Officer, WPP
Joanne has extensive experience both in the UK and internationally in a variety of financial and commercial roles. She joined WPP from Britvic where she was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Joanne had a successful career at Tesco where, at the time of leaving, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer of dunnhumby, a global leader in customer data science.
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Chief Executive Officer, AKQA
Ajaz is the CEO of AKQA, which recently joined forces with Grey within AKQA Group. Recognised as a creative pioneer, AKQA has won over 60 Agency of the Year awards.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy
Devika was appointed Global CEO of Ogilvy in 2022. She joined Ogilvy as CEO of North America in 2021. Prior to Ogilvy, Devika spent 26 years at McCann in various leadership positions.
Global Chief Executive Officer, VML
Jon is Global CEO of VML, which was created following the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson in 2023. He had led VMLY&R since its formation in 2018, and was formerly Global CEO of VML, which he joined in 1996.
Chairman and CEO, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
AnnaMaria re-joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as CEO in 2019, having left as Worldwide Director of Healthcare in 2006. AnnaMaria was previously a Senior Advisor to DowDuPont’s CEO, following roles at Pfizer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Chief Executive Officer, BCW Group
Corey was appointed CEO of BCW in 2023, having joined from Google where he was Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs. Corey previously held leadership roles at Salesforce and Starbucks as well as at agencies Waggener Edstrom and Ketchum Public Relations.
Global President, VML
Mel was appointed Global President of VML following the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson in 2023. She was previously Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson, and held prior roles at Wunderman as Global CEO and UK CEO.
Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, WPP
Laurent became WPP’s first Chief Marketing & Growth Officer in 2019. He joined from Publicis where he was President of Digitas, North America, and International and Client Leader for GSK.
Chief Client Officer, WPP
Jane became WPP’s Chief Client Officer in 2024. She was formerly Landor’s Global CEO for six years, and President of EMEA. Jane has held senior positions at Naked Communications, ITV, Ogilvy New York, McCann-Erickson and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Hogarth
Richard was appointed CEO of Hogarth Worldwide in 2016, having joined the company in 2011. Prior to this he was CEO of Gyro, the B2B marketing specialist.
Group Chief Counsel, WPP
Andrea was appointed as Group Chief Counsel in 2005 having joined WPP in 1996. Andrea is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the ExCo Sustainability Committee.
WPP Country President, US
Michael was appointed President of WPP’s business in the US in 2022. He was previously CEO of Grey Group for five years, following roles including Global President and CEO of Grey North America.
Global Chief Executive Officer, GroupM
GroupM is the world’s largest media investment group and home to WPP’s media agencies. Formerly Global CEO of Essence, Christian was appointed CEO of GroupM in 2019.
Chief People Officer, WPP
Lindsay became Chief People Officer of WPP in 2024. Her prior roles at WPP include Chief Client Officer and Chief Transformation Officer, and she was formerly Global CEO of Maxus, which she joined as UK CEO in 2009.
Chief Technology Officer, WPP
Stephan was appointed as WPP’s first CTO in 2018. Before that he was UK Group CEO and Global CTO of Wunderman, having joined the company in 2016.
Global Chief Creative Officer, WPP
Rob joined WPP in May 2021 from McCann Worldgroup where he was Global Creative Chairman. Before moving to McCann in 2014, he was Partner and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Chief Operating Officer, WPP
Andrew joined WPP in 1999 as Director of Corporate Development. He held a number of other senior roles including Chief Operating Officer for Europe before being appointed COO in 2018.