Sir Martin Sorrell took house 70% much less in pay and different awards final yr, forward of his abrupt resignation from WPP this month amid private misconduct allegations.
The FTSE 100 firm’s annual report confirmed Sir Martin acquired a complete of £13.9m in 2017 – down from £48.1m the earlier yr and £70.4m in 2015.
The world’s largest promoting company, which Sir Martin based and constructed up over 32 years, stated the discount in his awards represented changes to the corporate’s long-term share incentive scheme, which had been demanded by shareholders.
Sir Martin shocked the Metropolis when, as first revealed by Sky Information, he give up as chief government.
He resigned following claims associated to the alleged misuse of firm belongings – allegations he had publicly rejected however Sir Martin had stated he understood wanted to be investigated by WPP.
WPP later stated it had no plans to disclose the findings.
Below the phrases of his departure, he’s thought of as retired however remains to be in line to obtain nearly £20m from the corporate over the following 5 years, and holds shares price round £200m.
Sky sources stated the 73-year outdated is mulling potential new enterprise alternatives.
WPP is presently being run, on a short lived foundation, by two senior figures inside the enterprise in Mark Learn and Andrew Scott.
They’re dealing with a sequence of challenges together with many consumer-facing firms abandoning will increase in advertising and marketing spending.
“2018 has introduced different challenges. The departure of the group chief government was, in fact, a troublesome second for WPP.
“The board’s succession planning has all the time thought of two eventualities: the deliberate transition over time and the unexpected occasion.
“We’d not have chosen the latter, however that’s what occurred and we have been ready for it.”