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Wunderman Thompson Appoints Maree Prendergast as Global Chief Talent Officer

12/03/2019
Advertising Agency
Kansas City, USA
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Maree was previously chief talent officer at Publicis.Sapient

WPP agency Wunderman Thompson announced today that it has appointed Maree Prendergast as global chief talent officer, effective March 25th. Maree will report to global CEO Mel Edwards and be based in New York.

As global chief talent officer, Maree will be responsible for talent strategy and execution in support of the new company offering focused on creativity, data and technology built to inspire growth for its clients. Working closely with the senior leadership team, Maree will help drive the new agency culture and key behaviours within the organisation.

Maree brings 20 years of experience and leadership in talent strategy and management, human resources, human capital consulting, executive recruitment strategy, succession planning, and organisational design and development. Prior to joining Wunderman Thompson, Maree was the chief talent officer at Publicis.Sapient, where she was responsible for the talent function globally. She has also served as chief talent officer for Publicis One and chief talent officer, North America for MSLGROUP. 

Mel Edwards, global CEO, Wunderman Thompson said: “Talent is the most valuable and important aspect of our business and Maree’s ability to build and execute against our agency’s strategy will be imperative to the success of Wunderman Thompson. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Maree to the Wunderman Thompson family.”

Maree Prendergast said: “I am excited to be part of this global agency at its inception and to guide the growth of its talent across the network. I believe the core offerings that Wunderman Thompson delivers make it an exceptionally unique and exciting place to be a part of.” 

Laura Agostini, J. Walter Thompson’s global chief talent officer, will move on to a role within WPP North America. 

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