Annie Brown


Annie is Chief Procurement Officer at WPP, joining the organisation in December 2021. She leads the global procurement function across the WPP Group of companies. Annie and Team are embarking on taking WPP on an exciting transformation journey, focused on leveraging scale across the business, driving innovation, building strategic capabilities, managing supplier risk and embedding a progressive responsible procurement strategy.

Prior to joining WPP, Annie spent 20 years working at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where she held a series of leadership roles, becoming CPO in 2012. Annie led their procurement transformation, evolving and future-proofing the function to become a strong commercial partner to the rest of the business.

Annie has a passion for growing and nurturing talent and coaches and empowers her teams to thrive. Annie is an extremely well respected and recognised leader in her field and has featured in the CIPS Procurement Power List in consecutive years, as well as being a CIPS Fellow.