About me

Mark was appointed CEO of WPP in September 2018. He has held multiple leadership positions across the company, including nine years as an Executive Director of WPP plc. For 12 years, as Head of Strategy and then CEO of WPP Digital, he was responsible for the company's digital development, including the move into technology through the acquisition of 24/7 Real Media, the creation of digital network POSSIBLE and the launch of Stream, WPP's celebrated "unconference".

Mark was named in the FT & HERoes Champions of Women in Business 2018 list, which recognises those who have championed women throughout their careers and are committed to supporting women through the talent pipeline; one of only 50 male executives.

Mark is also a member of the newly founded Male Champions of Change Global Tech Group, which is committed to furthering gender equality in the technology sector (the group recently wrote an open letter, published in the FT, to male leaders in the industry calling for progress to be accelerated).

In 2015, he was appointed Global CEO of Wunderman, where he transformed the network into one of the world's leading customer-focused digital agencies. Wunderman is among WPP's largest businesses, with more than 10,000 people in 200 offices across 70 countries and clients including Microsoft, Dell, Shell, BT and Adidas.

In April 2018 he was named joint Chief Operating Officer of WPP, with responsibility for clients, operating companies and people.

Earlier in his career, Mark co-founded and developed internet start-up WebRewards. He also specialised in the media and marketing industries as a principal at consultancy Booz Allen & Hamilton, having started his career at WPP working on corporate development.

Mark has an MBA from INSEAD and an Economics degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University. He is the Chairman of the Natural History Museum Digital Council. Wired magazine ranked him as one of the Top 25 Digital Influencers in Europe in 2014 and he was named The Drum's Digital Individual of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Achievements
Influencer of the Year 2019 Shortlist
Location
London
Creativepool member since 27 February 2019