WPP Group Appoints Joanne Wilson To Succeed John Rogers As CFO

WPP plc (WPP.L,WPPGY), on Tuesday, announced that Chief Financial Officer John Rogers has decided to step down from the company. The Board has appointed Joanne Wilson to succeed John as CFO.

The company stated that John has made a significant contribution to WPP in his three years in the role, has led the first important stages of its transformation programme and is now looking to pursue broader executive opportunities outside the company. The Board has agreed that he will step down as Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director of the Board following the finalisation of the 2022 Annual Report & Accounts next year.

Joanne is currently Chief Financial Officer at Britvic plc (BVIC.L), the UK-listed international soft drinks company. Prior to Britvic, Joanne had career at Tesco where she gained extensive experience both in the UK and internationally in a variety of financial and commercial roles. These included Chief Financial Officer of dunnhumby, a global leader in customer data science that is part of the Tesco group.

Joanne began her career at KPMG, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent three years in Hong Kong. She is currently a non-executive director of Informa plc (INF.L). Joanne is the chair of Britvic's ESG Committee.

Joanne is expected to join WPP in the first half of 2023. To ensure a smooth transition, John will remain available until later next year, WPP added.

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