Campaign Newscast: WPP faces shareholders for first AGM of post-Sorrell era

Jun 14, 2018, 08:34 AM

The atmosphere was tense as WPP hosted its first annual shareholder meeting since Sir Martin Sorrell’s shock exit and Campaign’s reporting team was there.

WPP’s board faced lots of questions about the circumstances of Sorrell’s departure, the exact nature of the allegations of personal misconduct against him, his planned £20m pay-off and the future of the company.

Campaign’s global-editor-in-chief Claire Beale and her colleagues Gideon Spanier and Simon Gwynn discuss how WPP’s executive chairman Roberto Quarta managed to see off a shareholder revolt and how the ad giant will try to fill the vacuum left by Sorrell.