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

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

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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.