Brian Brooks, the chief human resources officer at WPP, has
accepted an offer to join rival holding company Interpublic as head of
He succeeds Kent Kroeber, his counterpart at IPG, who retires shortly
after more than 30 years.
Brooks, 46, trained as a lawyer and is on the main board of WPP. He is
responsible for recruiting senior talent throughout the group and he
also masterminds incentive plans, career and succession planning. Brooks
came to Sir Martin Sorrell's attention when he worked as a consultant
for WPP at Towers Perrin, the HR specialist, in New York and London.
Sorrell declined to comment. John Dooner, IPG's chief executive, was