Beers return to WPP confirmed

- Charlotte Beers has been named as worldwide chairman of J Walter Thompson, the WPP Group owned network. The appointment ends weeks of speculation.

- Charlotte Beers has been named as worldwide chairman of J Walter Thompson, the WPP Group owned network. The appointment ends weeks of speculation.

It marks a return to WPP for the executive dubbed 'the most powerful woman in advertising' during her tenure at JWT's sister network Ogilvy & Mather, where she was chief executive in the early 90s.

Beers, who comes out of retirement, will take on some of the duties of Chris Jones, JWT worldwide chief executive, and focus on strengthening the agency's ability to deal with existing and new clients.



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