Robert Stone

Chief People Officer (Australia/New Zealand), Wunderman Thompson

Rob is the Chief People Officer at Wunderman Thompson, which is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest creative transformation companies. 

Prior to Wunderman Thompson, he was the Chief Talent Officer at McCANN Australia and McCANN London. He played a critical role in McCANN Worldgroup’s recent success having helped to transform and diversify the agencies approach to its People. With a unique and forward-thinking to talent, he also played a significant role in converting global new business wins. 

Rob sat on the Global Diversity & Inclusion Coalition and was recognised by being asked to present evidence at The House of Lords regarding the benefits of an internationally diverse workforce in the wake of Brexit. 

Prior to McCANN, Rob was the Global Partner for Adidas, based out of HQ in Germany, Rob oversaw the major sporting brand’s largest Talent initiative in the history of the business. Rob was responsible for building and enhancing Adidas’s digital offering across Germany, Amsterdam, London, Brazil, Moscow, New York, Paris, Tokyo & Shanghai.