Sparrow flies the coop: Greg Graham departs WPP after 30 years

“I’ve been very privileged to have had a 30+ year career ride with the WPP group.”

After a long and glorious career in media agencies, the man who only answers to the nickname Sparrow is leaving his longtime employer WPP.

Greg Graham went to university in the 70s in Sydney, but it wasn’t long before he was climbing the media agency ladder, starting his career with many other agency all-stars at Leo Burnett Melbourne.

In making the announcement yesterday, the CEO of WPP AUNZ, Mike Connaghan, said: “Over the past 30 years Sparrow has made an incredible contribution to the group both with GroupM, and more recently working tirelessly as part of the WPP AUNZ leadership team to drive a cohesive marketing plan for the group.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sparrow for his incredible long service and all that he has contributed over time.

“He will always be considered a great friend to the group, and to our agencies, and as such we hope to continue to work with him on special projects as required.”

Greg Graham said: “I’ve been very privileged to have had a 30+ year career ride with the WPP group.

“From a start at JWT Melbourne, launching Mindshare in Australia and then to Mindshare New York for seven years, and then back at GroupM locally, and most recently at WPP AUNZ, I hope to continue my involvement with the group in some capacity in the future, and I want to sincerely thank all my WPP AUNZ/GroupM colleagues and clients. It has been a real honour.”

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