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.
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
John joined WPP in 2020 from J Sainsbury plc where he was Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s Argos. John was previously the Chief Financial Officer of J Sainsbury plc, responsible for business strategy, new business development, Sainsbury’s Online and Sainsbury’s Bank, in addition to its core finance functions.
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Ajaz Ahmed MBE
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, VMLY&R
Jon has led VMLY&R since its formation in 2018 as WPP’s new global brand and customer experience agency. He 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.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Wunderman Thompson
Mel was appointed as CEO of the newly formed Wunderman Thompson in 2018, having previously been the Global CEO of Wunderman. She joined Wunderman as UK CEO in 2012.
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.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Landor & Fitch
Jane was appointed Landor & Fitch’s Global CEO in 2017, having previously been President of EMEA. She 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.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Grey
Grey is among the industry’s most awarded creative agencies. Michael became CEO of Grey Group in 2017, after roles including Global President and CEO of Grey North America.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Donna was appointed CEO of BCW, one of the world’s largest earned-first creative communications agencies, in 2018. Before taking the helm of BCW, Donna served for 15 years as CEO of Cohn & Wolfe.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Wavemaker
Toby joined global media network Wavemaker as CEO in 2019. Previously he held senior roles with MediaCom in New York, Singapore, Sydney and lastly in London as Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.
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.
Worldwide Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy
Prior to joining Ogilvy in 2020, Andy led Deloitte Digital and scaled it into a multi-billion-dollar global business. He’s an entrepreneur who helped reshape the industry by making the first move by consultancies into creative services.
Chief Client Officer, WPP
Lindsay became Chief Client Officer of WPP in 2018. Prior roles include Chief Transformation Officer of WPP and 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.