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John Rogers

Independent Director

Mr. Rogers has served as Chief Financial Officer of WPP plc and a member of its Board of Directors since February 2020.

Mr. Rogers joined WPP plc from J Sainsbury plc where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s Argos from September 2016 to October 2019, leading its integration into the Sainsbury’s business and its digital transformation into one of the UK’s leading online retailers. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s Argos, Mr. Rogers was Chief Financial Officer of J Sainsbury plc from July 2010 to September 2016, responsible for its business strategy, new business development, Sainsbury’s Online and Sainsbury’s Bank, in addition to its core finance functions. He was a member of the J Sainsbury’s plc Board and the Sainsbury’s Bank Plc Board from July 2010 to October 2019. During his career at J Sainsbury plc, Mr. Rogers also held the positions of Property Director from 2008 to 2010, Director of Group Finance from 2007 to 2008 and Director of Corporate Finance from 2005 to 2007.

Mr. Rogers was Group Finance Director of Hanover Acceptances Ltd from 1999 to 2005 and has held senior positions with Monitor Company from 1997 to 1999 and Arthur Andersen from 1991 to 1996.

Mr. Rogers has served as a non-executive director of Travis Perkins plc since November 2014 and chaired its Audit Committee and has served as a director of Kantar, one of the world’s leading data, insights and consultancy companies since January 2020.

Mr. Rogers is also a member of The Prince’s Advisory Council for Accounting for Sustainability and sits on the UK Retail Sector Council, which acts as a point of liaison between the UK Government and retail sector.

Mr. Rogers obtained a Master of Engineering and Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1991 and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 1997.

Independent Director