Mark has held multiple leadership positions across the company, including nine years as an Executive Director of WPP plc. For 12 years, as Head of Strategy and then CEO of WPP Digital, he was responsible for the company’s digital development, including the move into technology through the acquisition of 24/7 Real Media, the creation of digital network POSSIBLE and the launch of Stream, WPP’s celebrated “unconference”.
In 2015, he was appointed Global CEO of Wunderman, where he transformed the network into one of the world’s leading customer-focused digital agencies. Wunderman is among WPP’s largest businesses, with more than 10,000 people in 200 offices across 70 countries and clients including Microsoft, Dell, Shell, BT and Adidas.
Earlier in his career, Mark founded and developed WebRewards, a U.K. startup that was sold to Bertelsmann in 2001. He also specialised in the media and marketing industries as a principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He started his career at the WPP parent company working on corporate development.
In April 2018 he was named joint Chief Operating Officer of WPP, with responsibility for clients, operating companies and people.
On September 3d 2018, Mark was officially named WPP CEO.
Mark has an MBA from INSEAD, an economics degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University. He is the Chairman of the Natural History Museum Digital Council.