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Karen Blackett

Non-Executive Director

Karen Blackett

Karen Blackett, OBE, was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc on 1 June 2022.

Current external appointments

  • UK Country Manager - WPP plc
  • Chief Executive Officer - GroupM UK
  • Non-Executive Director, Cabinet Office - HM government
  • Chancellor - Portsmouth University
  • Non-Executive Director - Creative England
  • Non-Executive Director - The MOBO Trust
  • Non-Executive Director - The Creative Industry Federation

Previous relevant experience

  • UK Race Equality Business Champion – HM government
  • Business Ambassador, Department for International Trade – HM government
  • Chairwoman - MediaCom UK & Ireland
  • Chief Executive Officer – MediaCom UK
  • Chief Operations Officer – MediaCom EMEA
  • Marketing Director – MediaCom