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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roberto Quarta

70 2018 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Read

52 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John Rogers

2020 Chief Financial Officer Designate, Executive Director

Ajaz Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer - AKQA

Stephen Allan

Worldwide Chairman And Chief Executive Officer - Mediacom

Jon Cook

2019 Global Chief Executive Officer - VMLY&R

Mel Edwards

2018 Global Chief Executive Officer - Wunderman Thompson

Nick Emery

Global Chief Executive Officer - Mindshare

Richard Glasson

Global Chief Executive Officer - Hogarth

Michael Houston

Global Chief Executive Officer - Grey

Donna Imperato

Global Chief Executive Officer - Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Toby Jenner

Global Chief Executive Officer - Wavemaker

Christian Juhl

Global Chief Executive Officer - GroupM

John Seifert

Worldwide Chief Executive Officer - Ogilvy

Andrew Scott

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Jacqueline Canney

2019 Chief People Officer

Stephan Pretorius

2018 Chief Technology Officer

Laurent Ezekiel

2019 Chief Marketing & Growth Officer

Andrea Harris

Group Chief Counsel, Head of Sustainability

Lindsay Pattison

2018 Chief Client Officer

Balbir Kelly-Bisla

2020 Company Secretary

Angela J Ahrendts

60 2020 Non-Executive Director

Jacques Aigrain

65 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sandrine Dufour

53 2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tarek Farahat

55 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Cindy Rose

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nicole Seligman

62 2015 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Sally Susman

58 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Keith Weed

58 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jasmine Whitbread

56 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Fran Butera

2017 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Roberto Quarta

Mr. Roberto Quarta serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Roberto has extensive and diverse experience in corporate governance and global commerce. He is Partner and Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe, a private equity firm, which allows him to bring valuable perspective to WPP, particularly when evaluating acquisitions and new business opportunities. Roberto has an in-depth understanding of differing global governance requirements having served on the boards of a number of UK and international companies, including as Chairman of BBA Group plc, IMI plc and Rexel SA and as Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc, Equant NV and Foster Wheeler AG.

Mark Read

Mr. Mark Read serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mark has held multiple leadership positions at WPP, having first joined the Company in 1989. As Head of Strategy and then CEO of WPP Digital he was responsible for WPP’s first moves into technology. Earlier in his career, he co-founded internet start-up WebRewards and specialised in media and marketing as a principal at consultancy Booz Allen & Hamilton. In 2015, he became Global CEO of Wunderman, which he transformed into one of the world’s leading creative, data and technology agencies. Mark is regularly named among the world’s top digital influencers. He is the Chairman of the Natural History Museum Digital Council and was recognised as a HERoes Champion of Women in Business in 2018 and 2019.

John Rogers

Mr. John Rogers serves as Chief Financial Officer Designate, Executive Director of the Company. John became Chief Financial Officer Designate of WPP in February 2020, joining from J Sainsbury plc where he was Chief Executive Officer of Argos, leading its integration into the Sainsbury’s business and its digital transformation into one of the UK’s leading online retailers. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of J Sainsbury plc, responsible for its business strategy, new business development, Sainsbury’s Online and Sainsbury’s Bank, in addition to its core finance functions. John is a member of The Prince’s Advisory Council for Accounting for Sustainability. He also recently sat on the Retail Sector Council, which acts as a point of liaison between the UK Government and retail sector.

Ajaz Ahmed

Mr. Ajaz Ahmed serves as Chief Executive Officer - AKQA of the Company. Ajaz is the founder and CEO of AKQA, which became part of WPP in 2012. Recognised as a creative pioneer, AKQA has won over 50 Agency of the Year awards.

Stephen Allan

Mr. Stephen Allan serves as Worldwide Chairman And Chief Executive Officer - Mediacom of the Company. Stephen became Worldwide CEO and Chairman of MediaCom in 2008. Under his leadership the agency has grown into one of the world’s top media networks.

Jon Cook

Mr. Jon Cook serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - VMLY&R of the Company. 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.

Mel Edwards

Ms. Mel Edwards serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Wunderman Thompson of the Company. 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.

Nick Emery

Mr. Nick Emery serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Mindshare of the Company. Nick co-founded Mindshare in 1997. The agency is the current Cannes Lions Media Network of the Year and number one agency network in the WARC Media 100.

Richard Glasson

Mr. Richard Glasson serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Hogarth of the Company. Richard became CEO of Hogarth Worldwide in 2016, having joined the marketing implementation agency in 2011. His prior role was CEO of Gyro International, the B2B marketing specialist.

Michael Houston

Mr. Michael Houston serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Grey of the Company. 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.

Donna Imperato

Ms. Donna Imperato serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Burson Cohn & Wolfe of the Company. Appointed CEO of the newly formed Burson Cohn & Wolfe in 2018, Donna was previously CEO of Cohn & Wolfe. BCW is one of the world’s largest full-service communications agencies.

Toby Jenner

Mr. Toby Jenner serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - Wavemaker of the Company. Toby was named CEO of global media network Wavemaker in 2019. He was previously Worldwide Chief Operating Officer of MediaCom, where he spent 11 years in a range of senior roles.

Christian Juhl

Mr. Christian Juhl serves as Global Chief Executive Officer - GroupM of the Company. 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.

John Seifert

Mr. John Seifert serves as Worldwide Chief Executive Officer - Ogilvy of the Company. John is a 40-year veteran of Ogilvy, one of the world’s most celebrated agencies. He was appointed Worldwide CEO in 2016 after leading the agency’s North American operations.

Andrew Scott

Mr. Andrew Scott serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He had servef for WPP Corporate Development Director and Chief Operating Officer, Europe, have been appointed as joint Chief Operating Officers of WPP

Jacqueline Canney

Ms. Jacqueline P. Canney serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. Jacqui joined WPP in 2019 from Walmart, where she served as Chief People Officer, having previously worked at Accenture. She is responsible for all elements of WPP’s people strategy.

Stephan Pretorius

Mr. Stephan Pretorius serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. 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.

Laurent Ezekiel

Mr. Laurent Ezekiel serves as Chief Marketing & Growth Officer of the Company. Laurent became WPP’s first Chief Marketing & Growth Officer in 2019. He joined from Publicis where he was President of Digitas, North America & International and Client Leader for GSK.

Andrea Harris

Ms. Andrea Harris serves as Group Chief Counsel, Head of Sustainability of the Company. Andrea was appointed as Group Chief Counsel in 2005 having joined WPP in 1996. In 2017 she also became the Company’s Head of Sustainability.

Lindsay Pattison

Ms. Lindsay Pattison serves as Chief Client Officer of the Company. 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.

Balbir Kelly-Bisla

Ms. Balbir Kelly-Bisla serves as Company Secretary of the Company. She joined in April from William Hill plc where she held the same role.

Angela J Ahrendts

Ms. Angela J. Ahrendts has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 7/1/2020. With a career in fashion and retail spanning more than three decades, Angela Ahrendts was Senior Vice President, Retail at Apple, Inc. from May 2014 until April 2019. At Apple, Angela was responsible for overseeing global retail, creating a seamless customer experience by integrating the company's physical and digital businesses across its online store, app and more than 500 retail stores in 25 countries. She also spearheaded Today at Apple, an initiative of free educational and creative sessions which reshaped Apple's retail experience. Angela joined Apple from Burberry, where she was CEO from 2006 to 2014. In this role, she led the company through a period of outstanding global growth through the adoption of new technologies, including ecommerce and updated in-store technology, the launch of new product lines and the expansion of retail operations into new markets. While at Burberry Angela emphasised culture and values and created the Burberry Foundation, an independent charity dedicated to using the power of creativity to drive positive change in communities and build a more sustainable future through innovation. Prior to Burberry, Angela was Executive Vice President at Liz Claiborne, Inc. and President of Donna Karan International, Inc. Angela was a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council from 2010 to 2015 and was named Honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2014. She is a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Oxford University Saïd Business School and a non-executive director on the boards of Ralph Lauren Corporation and Airbnb, Inc. Angela also sits on the boards of Charity: Water, which brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, and The HOW Institute for Society.

Jacques Aigrain

Dr. Jacques Alfred Gilbert Aigrain Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jacques brings business, corporate finance and governance expertise to his role on the Board of WPP. Currently a Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLP, from 2001 to 2009 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Swiss Re AG. Prior to Swiss Re, he spent 20 years with JPMorgan Chase. Jacques was previously Chairman of LCH Clearnet Group Ltd, a Director of the Qatar Financial Center Authorities and a Supervisory Board Member of Lufthansa AG and Swiss International Airlines AG.

Sandrine Dufour

Ms. Sandrine Dufour serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Sandrine brings deep financial expertise gained in global companies and strong strategic capability to the Board. Sandrine has executive leadership experience in the telecommunications, entertainment and media industries and an enthusiasm for cultural, technological and business transformation. Sandrine is currently Chief Financial Officer of Proximus. Prior to Proximus, Sandrine held a number of leadership roles at Vivendi, in France and in the United States, across its entertainment and telecommunications business, covering areas including finance and strategy, M&A, innovation and transformation. Sandrine has held non-executive director roles, most recently at Solocal Group. Sandrine will become CFO of UCB on 1 July 2020.

Tarek Farahat

Mr. Tarek Mohamed Noshy Nasr Mohamed Farahat serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Tarek has extensive leadership and brand-building experience gained in leading businesses in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He worked for Procter & Gamble for over 26 years in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, leading multi-billiondollar businesses for the company. His last position at Procter & Gamble was President of Procter & Gamble Latin America and member of the Global Leadership Council. Tarek was previously Chairman of the board of JBS S.A. and a board member of Pilgrims Pride Corporation and Alpargatas. Tarek is currently a strategic advisor, consultant and partner for companies in the consumer goods and healthcare sectors.

Cindy Rose

Ms. Cindy Rose serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. A high-profile leader in the technology and media sectors, Cindy has a deep understanding of the role of technology in business transformation. As Microsoft UK CEO since 2016, she is responsible for Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings across the UK. Prior to Microsoft, she was Managing Director of the UK Consumer division at Vodafone where she led the expansion of its retail store estate from 350 to over 500 stores. Before Vodafone, Cindy was Executive Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media. She also spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company, ultimately as SVP & Managing Director of Disney Interactive Media Group.

Nicole Seligman

Ms. Nicole K. Seligman J.D. serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Nicole is a global business leader and an internationally recognised lawyer. She brings to the Board analytical skills, in-depth knowledge of public company corporate governance and a comprehensive understanding of media and business issues. Nicole was previously President of Sony Entertainment, Inc. and global General Counsel for Sony Corporation. Prior to that, as a partner at law firm Williams & Connolly, Nicole represented key public figures and major media and other companies in complex litigation.

Sally Susman

Ms. Sally Susman serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Sally brings expertise in communications, public affairs, governance and strategy to the Board. She is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Pfizer, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company. She also heads Pfizer’s corporate responsibility group and plays a key role in shaping policy initiatives. Before joining Pfizer in 2007, Sally was EVP of Global Communications at Estée Lauder, where she directed global corporate affairs strategy and served as a member of the Executive Committee. Sally previously held several senior corporate affairs posts at American Express, in both London and the United States.

Keith Weed

Mr. Keith C. F. Weed serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Keith has a deep understanding of WPP’s business, the ways in which technology is transforming marketing and the sectors in which WPP operates. Keith was named the World’s Most Influential Chief Marketing Officer by Forbes in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and Global Marketer of the Year 2017 by the World Federation of Advertisers. He received The Drum’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame in 2019. From 2010 to 2019, Keith was Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Unilever, a role that included creating and leading Unilever’s ground-breaking sustainability programme.

Jasmine Whitbread

Ms. Jasmine Whitbread serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jasmine’s experience spans marketing, technology, finance, media, telecommunications and not-for-profit organisations. Jasmine brings this breadth of perspective and knowledge of many of WPP’s client sectors to the Board. Jasmine is currently Chief Executive of London First. Between 2005 and 2015, Jasmine worked for Save the Children, from 2010, as International Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Jasmine led the merger of 14 separate organisations into one management line of 15,000 people across seven regions and 60 countries. Jasmine began her career in international marketing in the technology sector. Jasmine has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of BT Group plc.

Fran Butera