Karen Blackett OBE

Karen is a proven business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success. She is the UK country manager for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, and recently announced her additional role as incoming UK CEO at GroupM.

In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours and in November 2018 Karen won the Inspirational Leader category at the Ethnicity Awards.

Karen was appointed Race Equality Business Champion by the UK Prime Minister in 2018, and most recently as a Trustee of the new Sussex Royal Foundation.