Christopher Mackenzie was appointed a director of WPP in 2000. He is chief executive of Equilibrium, a London-based financial advisory partnership, and Executive Chairman of Brunswick Capital, Russia's leading investment bank and non-bank financial services group. He is also a board member of ALJ, Saudi Arabia's largest non-government industrial group. Previously he was president and CEO of Trizec Properties and a company officer of GE, heading GE Capital's international business development.
Christopher Mackenzie was Head of European Operations at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He pledged £100,000 to the Labour Party in April 1999 and gave £12,000 in the same year. He paid more than £5,000 for fund-raising dinner tickets in 1998 and gave more than £5,000 in 1997.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is an American-based private investment company that manages investment money worth $1.5 billion. It bought Schulte GmbH, a wholesale building materials distributor in Germany, in 1998. Christopher Mackenzie was President of GE Capital Europe until 1998, and before that he has worked at Schroders, JP Morgan and McKinsey. He was born in Munich and is also a Director of Schulte GmbH and a non-executive Director of WPP, the advertising and marketing group run by Lord Martin Sorrell.