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WPP plc

27 Farm Street
London W1J 5RJ
United Kingdom
44 20 7408 2204

Full Time Employees134,341

Key Executives

Sir Martin S. SorrellGroup Chief Exec. & Exec. DirectorN/AN/A72
Mr. Paul W. G. Richardson BA, ACA, MCTGroup Fin. Director & Exec. DirectorN/AN/A59
Mr. Fran Butera CFAInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Andrea Harris Esq.Group Chief CounselN/AN/AN/A
Feona McEwanGroup Communications DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


WPP plc provides various communications services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment provides advertising services; and media planning and buying, and specialist sponsorship, and branded entertainment services. The Data Investment Management segment offers brand, consumer, media, and marketplace insight services. The Public Relations & Public Affairs segment provides corporate, consumer, financial, and brand-building services. The Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications segment is involved in branding and identity; healthcare communications; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing activities. This segment also offers specialist communications services, such as custom media and multicultural marketing; event, sports, youth, and entertainment marketing; corporate and business-to-business; and media, technology, and production services. WPP plc was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Corporate Governance

WPP plc’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 2, 2017 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.