People: Pearson PLC (PSO.N)

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Glen Moreno

70 2005 Chairman of the Board

John Fallon

52 2013 Chief Executive officer, Executive Director

Robin Freestone

55 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

John Makinson

58 2013 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Penguin Group

Philip Hoffman

Company Secretary

David Arculus

68 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Corley

58 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Vivienne Cox

55 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Ken Hydon

69 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Joshua Lewis

51 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 four decades of experience in business and finance, and is currently deputy chairman of The Financial Reporting Council Limited in the UK and non-executive director of Fidelity International Limited. Previously, Glen was deputy chairman and senior independent director at Lloyds Banking Group plc, 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 UK 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. His 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 non-executive director and founder shareholder of eChem Limited. Robin sits on the Advisory Group of the ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty and is chairman of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors. He also sits on the CBI’s Economic Growth Board.

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

Mr.Philip Hoffman is a Company Secretary of Pearson PLC.

David Arculus

Sir David Arculus is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC.He has experience in banking, telecommunications and publishing in a long career in business. Currently he is chairman of Numis Corporation plc and the Advisory Board of the British Library and is a member of council of Cranfield University. David’s previous roles include the chairmanship of Aldermore Bank plc, O2 plc, Severn Trent plc and IPC Group, as well as chief operating officer of United Business Media plc, group managing director of EMAP plc and a nonexecutive director of Telefonica S.A. David served from 2002 to 2006 as chairman of the UK 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 Pearson PLC, 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 and energy company BG Group plc, and chairman of the supervisory board of Vallourec, which supplies tubular systems for the energy industry. She is also lead independent director at the UK Department for International Development. Vivienne 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 working in the electronics, retail, consumer products and healthcare sectors. He is a non-executive director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, one of the world’s leading branded consumer goods companies in health, hygiene and home. He is also a non-executive director of Merlin Entertainments plc, the world’s second largest visitor attraction operator. From 2004 to 2013 he was a non-executive director of Tesco plc. Previously, Ken was chief financial officer of Vodafone Group plc, the multinational telecommunications company, and financial director of subsidiaries of Racal Electronics.

Joshua Lewis

Mr. Joshua Lewis is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC.His experience spans finance, education and the development of digital enterprises. He is the founder of Salmon River Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity/ venture capital firm focused on technologyenabled 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 successful 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 data/technology companies, and Parchment, an education credentials management company.

Linda Lorimer

Ms. Linda Koch Lorimer has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Pearson PLC., effective July 1, 2013. She has a deep background in education strategy, administration and public affairs. She is vice president for Global & Strategic Initiatives at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where her duties include oversight of Yale’s Office of International Affairs and Office of Digital Dissemination. Over a 30-year career in higher education, she has been responsible for many of Yale’s administrative services including the university’s public communications, alumni relations and Office of Sustainability. Previously, Linda served as president of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia, and had earlier worked at Yale in several senior roles including associate provost. She is a non-executive director of Save the Children (US) and was chair of the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC effective from 1 October 2013. He has an extensive background in emerging markets and senior experience in a successful global organisation. He is chief operating officer of consumer products company Unilever, and serves on the company’s executive board. Harish joined Unilever in 1976 as a marketing management trainee in India, and has held senior management roles around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited in India, and serves on the board of Whirlpool Corporation in the US. He is also on the board 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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