"With the support of chairman Philip Lader, the argument is that Mr Sorrell needs to be paid in line with other top media company bosses in order to keep him at the helm, and that the poor soul hasn't had a pay rise since 2007"
What a rubbish argument. Mr Sorrell has been well remunerated. He already has £140 million in shares in WPP. How much more does a person need? He and the chairman expresssed some surprise at the extent of the vote against the pay package. Last year 42% voted against it. They had fair warning.