After Years of the Same Approach, Holding Company Leadership Will Need to Diversify

Sir Martin Sorrell's resignation will usher in a new era

I’ve lost count of the number of journalists who have asked for my perspective since WPP announced its investigation into misconduct claims against Martin Sorrell almost two weeks ago. I don’t engage in speculative conversations with journalists, on or off the record, but in any event, I assumed Sir Martin would continue to lead WPP for years to come, and the question of who might succeed him was a moot point as far as I was concerned.