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Jacqui Canney is the Global Chief People Officer for WPP, a creative transformation company that builds better futures for its people, clients and communities.

In this role, she is responsible for WPP's global talent organization, making WPP the destination for the industry's top talent and for leading all aspects of people strategy, rewards, talent management, recruiting, and leadership development and learning.

Passionate about inclusivity and diversity, Jacqui is creating an integrated talent team that will work with leaders throughout WPP to help build a new culture that empowers people to do their best work.

Prior to joining WPP, she was Walmart's Chief People Officer, where she was responsible for attracting, retaining and developing talent for one of the world's largest private employers.

As the primary designer of Walmart's people strategy, Jacqui used her expertise in driving large-scale and complex change to help shape the future of retail. This included enabling the company's more than two million employees to change how they work in today's technology-driven environment, in support of Walmart's goal of becoming a people-led, tech-empowered enterprise. She led the seamless workforce integration of Walmart's acquisitions of many partners, including Jet. com, Flipkart, DoorDash, Lord & Taylor, ModCloth, Moosejaw and Bonobos, among others.

Jacqui serves as a board member for the American Marketing Association. She served as the co-chair of the World Economic Forum Future of Work Task Force and a member of the Rework America Business Network, and she participated in the Council on Foreign Relations 2018 Future of Work Task Force.

Before Walmart, Jacqui worked at Accenture for 25 years where she played a pivotal role in helping support the rapid growth of the business - from 21,000 people to more than 300,000 - and net revenue growth of $1.4B to $32.9B.

Jacqui earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Boston College and has remained active on campus guest lecturing, collaborating with professors and recruiting.

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