MediaCom has appointed Nancy Lengthorn as its first-ever world chief inclusion and tradition officer.
Lengthorn, who’s at the moment head of inclusion and belonging at MediaCom UK and WPP, will turn into liable for sharing current range and inclusion schemes throughout the previous’s worldwide community, in addition to conceiving new initiatives.
She’s going to act as a conduit between the community’s World Belonging Council – an inner physique overusing a 10-step plan for “delivering sustainable change” – its Individuals Group and its senior management, offering every with recommendation and experience. She can even proceed in her MediaCom UK duties, though she is going to relinquish the WPP-facing facet of her job.
At MediaCom UK, Lengthorn has led initiatives equivalent to its Psychological Well being Allies programme. She additionally oversaw its inclusive entry-level recruitment rules.
MediaCom stated the creation of the worldwide position marked its intention to turn into the world’s most inclusive media community.
Nick Lawson, MediaCom’s world chief government, stated: “Whereas range and inclusion are everybody’s accountability, Nancy will spearhead our efforts internally in addition to working with shoppers to drive trade and sector progress. Her new place is an indication of the significance that we connect to assembly and exceeding expectations in terms of D&I.”
Lengthorn is at the moment transitioning from her MediaCom UK/WPP position and might be working fully for MediaCom World within the coming months.