WPP Hires Adrianne Smith as First Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity

She’ll work alongside the holding company’s head of culture


WPP has hired Adrianne Smith as global director of inclusion and diversity, a new position at the holding company.

In this role, Smith will support and partner with Judy Jackson, who was named WPP’s global head of culture last year.

Smith is the founder of Cannes Can: Diversity Collective, an organization dedicated to bringing young people of color to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Last year, Cannes Can: Diversity Collective hosted a week-long activation at the festival called Inkwell Beach, which featured speakers including CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, actress Gabrielle Union and model Naomi Campbell.

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