Gideon Spanier
Jun 13, 2019

'Sorrell? He's the reason WPP's in the mess it is today'

Ghost of former CEO still hung over this year's AGM, but the 'burden' is easing.

WPP: Read presents leading agency brands at AGM

People at WPP are excited by the future, they’re not burdened by the past, Mark Read told shareholders at his first annual general meeting as chief executive today, as he talked about turning around the amazing company without mentioning his predecessor and former mentor, Sir Martin Sorrell. 

However, Read, who was keeping an eye on emails and social media when he wasn’t talking, will have known that Sorrell was still trying to be a...

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