People: Pearson PLC (PSO.N)

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31 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Glen Moreno

69 2005 Chairman of the Board

John Fallon

51 2013 Chief Executive- Designate

Robin Freestone

54 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

John Makinson

58 2002 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Penguin Group, Executive Director

Philip Hoffman

Company Secretary

David Arculus

67 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Corley

58 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Vivienne Cox

54 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Ken Hydon

68 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Joshua Lewis

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Lorimer

61 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Harish Manwani

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Simon Mays-smith

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Glen Moreno

Mr. Glen R. Moreno is Chairman of the Board of Pearson Plc. He has more than three decades of experience in business and finance, and is currently deputy chairman of The Financial Reporting Council Limited in the UK, deputy chairman and senior independent director at Lloyds Banking Group plc, and non-executive director of Fidelity International Limited. Previously, Glen was senior independent director of Man Group plc and acting chairman of UK Financial Investments Limited, the company set up by HM Treasury to manage the government’s shareholdings in British banks.

John Fallon

Mr. John Fallon is Chief Executive- Designate of Pearson PLC. John since 2008 had been responsible for the company's education businesses outside North America, and a member of the Pearson management committee. He joined Pearson in 1997 as director of communications and was appointed President of Pearson Inc., a role he combined with his communications responsibilities, in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Pearson's educational publishing businesses for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMA) and gradually took on a broader international education brief. Prior to joining Pearson, John was director of corporate affairs at Powergenplc, where he was also a member of the company's executive committee. Earlier in his career, he held senior public policy and communications roles in the British and UK local governments.

Robin Freestone

Mr. Robin Freestone is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Pearson PLC. Robin’s experience in management and accounting includes a previous role as group financial controller of Amersham plc (now part of General Electric) and senior financial positions with ICI plc, Zeneca and Henkel UK. He joined Pearson in 2004 as deputy chief financial officer and became chief financial officer in June 2006. Robin qualified as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte), and is currently a nonexecutive director and founder shareholder of eChem Limited. Robin sits on the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) Financial Reporting Committee and is deputy chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors.

John Makinson

Mr. John Makinson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Penguin Group, Executive Director of Pearson PLC. John’s diverse background spans business, consultancy, financial journalism and publishing. He was finance director of Pearson before heading Penguin, and previously served as managing director of the Financial Times newspaper, where he had earlier served as editor of the popular Lex column. John co-founded Makinson Cowell, an international financial consultancy, and was vice chairman of the US holding company of advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi. John is chairman of the National Theatre and has been named chairman-designate of Penguin Random House, the consumer publishing venture planned by Pearson and Bertelsmann.

Philip Hoffman

David Arculus

Sir. David Arculus is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. David has experience in banking, telecommunications and publishing in a long career in business. Currently he is chairman of Aldermore Bank plc, Numis Corporation plc and the Advisory Board of the British Library and a non-executive director of Telefonica S.A. David’s previous roles include the chairmanship of O2 plc, Severn Trent plc and IPC Group, as well as chief operating officer of United Business Media plc and group managing director of EMAP plc. David served from 2002 to 2006 as chairman of the British government’s Better Regulation Task Force, which worked on reducing burdens on business.

Elizabeth Corley

Ms. Elizabeth Corley has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from May 1, 2014. She is Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors, one of the world's leading investment organisations. She is a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority's stakeholder group, an Advisory Council member of TheCityUK Ltd, and is a non-executive director on the UK Financial Reporting Council. Elizabeth was named Most Influential Woman in Asset Management in 2009, CEO of the Year in 2011 and Most Influential Person in Asset Management in 2012 by Financial News. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a membership organization of the world's most successful women business leaders.

Vivienne Cox

Ms. Vivienne Cox is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. She has wide experience in energy, natural resources and business innovation. She worked for BP plc for 28 years, in Britain and continental Europe, in posts including executive vice president and chief executive of BP’s Gas, Power & Renewables business and its Alternative Energy unit. She is nonexecutive director of mining company Rio Tinto plc, energy company BG Group plc, and Vallourec, which supplies tubular systems for the energy industry. She is also lead independent director at the UK Department for International Development. Vivienne sits on the board of INSEAD and is a commissioner of the Airports Commission, which was set up by the UK government to examine any requirements for additional UK airport capacity.

Ken Hydon

Mr. Ken J. Hydon is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. His experience in finance and business includes roles in electronics, consumer products and healthcare. He is a nonexecutive director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, one of the world’s manufacturers and marketers of branded products in household cleaning and health and personal care, retailer Tesco plc and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. Previously, Ken was finance director of Vodafone Group plc and of subsidiaries of Racal Electronics.

Joshua Lewis

Mr. Joshua Lewis is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Josh’s experience spans finance, education and the development of digital enterprises. He is founder of Salmon River Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity/venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled businesses in education, financial services and other sectors. Over a 25 year career in active, principal investing, he has been involved in a broad range of companies, including several pioneering enterprises in the education sector. In addition, he has long been active in the non-profit education sector, with associations including New Leaders, New Classrooms, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a non-executive director of eVestment and Axioma, both financial technology companies, Parchment, an education data company, and PeriGen, a healthcare information technology provider.

Linda Lorimer

Ms. Linda Koch Lorimer has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Pearson PLC., effective July 1, 2013. Ms. Lorimer is Vice President of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, serving as a senior counsellor to the President. Among other duties, she oversees Yale's Office of International Affairs and the University's Office of Digital Dissemination. She also is responsible for an array of administrative services including the university's public affairs and communications, alumni relations and Office of Sustainability. Previously, she served as President of Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia, from 1987-1993, and had earlier worked at Yale in several senior roles including Associate Provost. Ms. Lorimer is a graduate of Hollins University and Yale Law School, and has served on numerous non-profit boards including as board chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is vice-chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on "The Future of Universities." She currently serves as a board member of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., which now serves global capital and commodity markets with financial information, having sold its education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC. Ms. Lorimer formerly was a director of Sprint, Centel and First Colony Life Insurance Companies.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC effective from 1 October 2013. Harish is Chief Operating Officer of the global consumer products company Unilever, a role he assumed in 2011, and serves on the company's Executive Board. He joined Unilever in 1976 as a marketing management trainee in India, and has since held senior management roles around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Harish is an Honours graduate from Bombay University and holds a Masters degree in management studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd. in India, and serves on the board of Whirlpool Corporation in the US. He is also a director of the Indian School of Business, the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, and The Human Capital Leadership Institute in Singapore.

Simon Mays-smith

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