Omar Oakes
Apr 15, 2018

Sorrell quits as WPP chief executive

Sir Martin Sorrell has stood down as chief executive of WPP, the company has announced.

A statement released this evening confirmed that Sorrell, the founder of the world's biggest ad agency group, has left the role of chief executive with immediate effect.

However, Sorrell will assist with the transition as the company seeks a new leader.

It follows an internal investigation into an allegation of personal misconduct against Sorrell, which WPP said has now concluded.

Mark Read, chief executive of Wunderman and...

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