WPP today announced the appointment of John Rogers as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). WPP says John Rogers will join WPP in early 2020, when he will also become a member of the Board. He succeeds Group Finance Director Paul Richardson, who is retiring from the company.
John Rogers is currently Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s Argos. He was Chief Financial Officer of J Sainsbury plc from 2010 to 2016. John Rogers previous roles with J Sainsbury plc include Property Director, Director of Group Finance and Director of Corporate Finance. He was Group Finance Director of Hanover Acceptances Ltd and has held senior positions with Monitor Company (now Deloitte) and Arthur Andersen.
According to WPP, John has worked in China, India, Japan, South Africa and the USA, and throughout Europe. He is a member of the Sainsbury’s Bank plc board, a non-executive director of Travis Perkins plc and a member of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Advisory Council. He also sits on the Retail Sector Council, which acts as a point of liaison between the UK Government and retail sector.
“John is not only an accomplished CFO, but also a leader with extensive experience of business transformation. His priority will be to lead a finance function that best fosters investment in creativity, technology and talent in support of WPP’s new strategy for growth,” said Mark Read, CEO of WPP.