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Karen Blackett speaker

Karen Blackett


Karen Blackett, speaker and advertising industry CEO.

Karen Blackett is the CEO of Group M and UK Country Manager of global advertising and marketing group, WPP. Europe is the second largest market in the world for WPP and Karen oversees more than fourteen thousand staff across all of the group brands. She has twenty-five years of experience in marketing and communications but in her early working career was a life coach.

Karen has served as Business Ambassador for the Prime Minister’s Office and as an external advisor helping to diversify the make up of the Civil Service. She was appointed as Race Equality Business Champion by the then Prime Minister as part of the Race at Work Charter in 2018 helping UK businesses to address inequalities at every level.

Karen is also a non-executive board member for Creative England, the MOBO Trust, and The Creative Industry Federation. In 2018 she was appointed as Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth.

Karen is a great business leader with a superb track record in creating creative working cultures, energising teams, and delivering profitable business growth. With a quarter of a century of success in the media industry Karen Blackett speaks with a wealth of ideas, authority, and experience.

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