Baptism of fire for new WPP boss

Baptism of fire for new WPP boss

WPP’s (WPP) interim results were strangely bland without the familiar musings of former chief executive Martin Sorrell, who tended to use the company’s financial presentations as a platform to pass comment on the state of global politics. But it’s probably lucky these numbers are missing the Sorrell touch. If 2017 wasn't "a pretty year", Sir Martin would need far more colourful language to describe 2018 – a year in which the company, so far, has faced margin decline, a 10 per cent share price fall and the ousting of said chief executive under a cloud of a corporate scandal.

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