GroupM’s global chief digital officer, Rob Norman is to retire from the role from January next year, the WPP-owned media network has announced.
Norman, who has worked with CIA and MEC, as well as GroupM, for over three decades, will step down next year but will remain involved in an advisory capacity.
Kelly Clarke, global chief executive officer for GroupM, commented: “Happily, this is not goodbye. We thank Rob for his loyal service and for continuing to share his passion and vision for this business as GroupM and the industry continue to evolve.”
Norman added: “GroupM, WPP and before that CIA have been my work, my life and almost always my pleasure.
“My friends in the business know that I’ve become very attached to a rural life and understand that after 31 years, it’s time to do other things. It’s a curiosity of our business that few people get to step back, yet stay involved; I’m honored that GroupM is allowing me to do exactly that.”