WPP UK President Karen Blackett Set to Depart After 3 Decades

The much-celebrated DEI champion will concentrate on external opportunities

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Karen Blackett, WPP’s U.K. president, is set to leave the business after almost 29 years. During her time there, she has held key leadership roles, including CEO of MediaCom U.K.

Blackett rose through the ranks of the business after joining Mediacom U.K. (now EssenceMediacom), where she would hold the posts of new business director and then CEO before being named chief operating officer for Mediacom EMEA for three years.

She is a much-celebrated advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within the business community—work that saw her awarded an Order of the British Empire badge for services to media and communications in 2014.



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