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Fallon's predecessor Marjorie Scardino, who had tidied up Pearson's sprawling conglomerate by selling assets including Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers theme park, tenaciously defended the ownership of the FT, memorably declaring she would sell ...
Concerns focus on whether PSO can return to growth under recent education reforms and the digitalization of textbooks. The macro environment, however, is shifting in PSO's favor, which could reverse attrition at the top line.

Female bosses have certainly evolved since wholesome, buttoned-up Pearson chief Dame Marjorie Scardino, 69, pierced the glass ceiling.
Given the surprise over Fairhead's departure, which will only happen once the trust itself is wound up early next year, few names have emerged as favourites for the job.
Rona Fairhead, who became chair of BBC governing body the BBC Trust in August 2014, has opted not to stand for re-appointment. Until today, she wouldn't have had to.
Unfortunately, international media and education company Pearson (LSE: PSON) hasn't been successful lately, its share price falling 36% in the past three years.

... after his predecessor Marjorie Scardino's ill-fated acquisition splurge, but the turnaround will take time, even if it does succeed.
Fox, co-founder and managing director of lastminute.com, was only the second woman to be appointed to twitter's board. The first was Marjorie Scardino, former CEO of Pearson, who was appointed in 2013. Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial ...
They'll be working alongside another female veteran of the UK media scene: ex-Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino. twitter's board now boasts four male and three female non-execs.
A QZ.com story published recently actually charts the number of tweets sent by each of twitter's 11 board members. Hugh Johnson came in at the bottom, with 15 tweets, followed by former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino at 15. Dorsey, meanwhile, topped ...
Photos and links included with tweets soon won't count against a tweet's 140-character limit, a source tells Bloomberg. The change could happen within the next two weeks.
When former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino joined the board in December 2013, she had tweeted just once. (She's tweeted 21 times since then).
Wood has joined a pretty formidable cohort - past winners include former Pearson boss Marjorie Scardino and easyJet chief exec Carolyn McCall.
... later this year as chair of the Scott Trust, the ultimate owner of the Guardian and the Observer. Last year's winner was Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of the Economist and Pearson, which during her tenure was the owner of the Financial ...
London (Alliance News) - PureTech Health PLC Tuesday said Non-Executive Director Marjorie Scardino bought 5,000 shares at 135 pence each on Friday.
Pearson bought GlobalEnglish in 2012 when the company was run by Mr Fallon's predecessor, Dame Marjorie Scardino. At the time of the acquisition, GlobalEnglish counted companies including GE and Unilever among its clients. It is unclear why Pearson ...
... expresidenta del FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), exconsejera de Banco Santander y actualmente rectora de Washington College; Mike Rhodin , director general de IBM Watson; Marjorie Scardino , exconsejera delegada del Grupo Pearson ...

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho (to use her proper title) is at least an improvement on other twitter non-execs in that she actually uses the service - she has Tweeted 17,000 times to her 194,000 followers.
After inviting the former CEO of Pearson, Marjorie Scardino, onto its board in 2013 yesterday Baroness Martha Lane-Fox became the second woman to join the 10-person group.
Elsewhere the company also made several high profile appointments, including adding the former Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi SA Chris Viehbacher, and former Chief Executive Officer of Pearson PLC, Marjorie Scardino, to its board. "We further ...
Marjorie Scardino, the former CEO of London-based publisher Pearson Plc, is also a member. Bloomberg Reports. Banco Santander is estimated to report earnings on 04/26/2016.
Pearson splashed out more than $4.2 billion on education companies within a six-year period from 2007 onwards, mostly under the leadership of Marjorie Scardino. The wisdom of those deals can be demonstrated by the varying fortunes of the companies on ...
Mostly under the stewardship of Marjorie Scardino, FTSE-listed Pearson ran up a pile of debt after splashing out more than $4.2bn to pay for acquisitions over a six-year period from 2007 onwards.
Pearson splashed out more than $4.2bn on education companies within a six-year period from 2007 onwards, mostly under the leadership of Marjorie Scardino. In just one week in 2007 there was the $950m purchase of US-based education group Harcourt ...
The plan could be the last throw of the dice for Fallon, who has issued a series of profit warnings since he took over in 2013, in contrast to the steady growth delivered by his predecessor Marjorie Scardino during her 16 years in charge. "I am very ...
Pearson splashed out more than $4.2 billion on education companies within a six-year period from 2007 onwards, mostly under the leadership of Marjorie Scardino. The wisdom of those deals can be demonstrated by the varying fortunes of the companies on ...
Pearson splashed out more than $4.2 billion on education companies within a six-year period from 2007 onwards, mostly under the leadership of Marjorie Scardino. The wisdom of those deals can be demonstrated by the varying fortunes of the companies on ...
Mostly under the stewardship of Marjorie Scardino, FTSE-listed Pearson ran up a pile of debt after splashing out more than $4.2bn to pay for acquisitions over a six-year period from 2007 onwards.
Pearson splashed out more than $4.2bn on education companies within a six-year period from 2007 onwards, mostly under the leadership of Marjorie Scardino. In just one week in 2007 there was the $950m purchase of US-based education group Harcourt ...
The plan could be the last throw of the dice for Fallon, who has issued a series of profit warnings since he took over in 2013, in contrast to the steady growth delivered by his predecessor Marjorie Scardino during her 16 years in charge. "I am very ...
At the time, Pearson was headed by CEO Marjorie Scardino, a former journalist who had said she would never sell the FT.
In 2009, The Bookseller's inaugural century included names such as Gerry Johnson, Katie Price, Luke Johnson and Dame Marjorie Scardino. There were 28 women, and three people of colour. Along with Price, six other authors were selected: J K Rowling ...
So how come Pearson, the 171-year-old British educational publishing giant, is in such a funk? Betting (almost) everything on growth in the US education market looked a good idea 10 years ago, when Dame Marjorie Scardino was busy leading Pearson to ...
London (Alliance News) - PureTech Health PLC Thursday said Non-Executive Director Marjorie Scardino bought 10,000 shares in a deal worth GBP13,500 on Wednesday.
PureTech Health said Non-Executive Director Marjorie Scardino bought 10,000 shares in a deal worth GBP13,500 on Wednesday. ... Scardino was appointed to PureTech's board in May and was chief executive of publisher Pearson from 1997 to 2012. She is ...
Back in December 2013, twitter tapped Dame Marjorie Scardino, who chairs the MacArthur Foundation, to be the first woman on the eight-member board of directors.
During the first six months of the year, the company appointed two new board members, Chris Viehbacher, former chief executive of Sanofi, and Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of Pearson. Puretech chief executive Daphne Zohar said: "The first ...
"We were trying to keep up with the times," explains Marjorie Scardino, a former CEO of the British media giant Pearson who has been on MacArthur's board since 2005 (she is currently its chairwoman). "We decided that the culture of philanthropy was ...
The analyst argued that four of the eight seats will change, including: Peter Currie (venture capitalist), Peter Fenton (Venture capitalist), Dick Costolo (ex-twitter CEO), Marjorie Scardino (ex-CEO of Pearson and the Economist). Replacing the outgoing ...
"The board is comprised of 8 members, 4 of which we think are likely to change, including: Peter Currie (VC), Peter Fenton (VC), Dick Costolo (former CEO), Marjorie Scardino (former CEO of Pearson and the Economist). Other directors that we think are ...
Former Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino famously said that the FT would be sold "over my dead body." It was also Scardino who oversaw the transition from the pink pages of the print edition to, by the paper's own description, a "multi-channel, ...
Former Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino once said the paper would be sold "over my dead body" but she was replaced by Mr Fallon two years ago.
It will also let Pearson focus more on its global education business. Around 60% of Pearson's revenue is generated in North America and three-fourths of that revenue comes from their education business.
Among the many quotes favoured by analysts in the aftermath of the sale has been the one-time reassurance from Dame Marjorie Scardino, the former chief executive, that Pearson would sell the title "over my dead body". For trailblazer Scardino, the ...
The sale became only a matter of time when Dame Marjorie Scardino, who had won a Pulitzer Prize with her husband Albert, running a small campaigning US newspaper, stood down as Pearson chief executive in 2012. Dame Marjorie had always said that ...
After almost a decade of speculation about a possible sell-off, the 127 year-old business daily Financial Times (FT), owned by the London-based Pearson, finally found a buyer in Japanese media firm Nikkei last week. While the merits of the sale, its ...
... of women board directors globally -- has tapped since its launch an elite cohort ranging from Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever to DuPont's Ellen Kullman, former Kraft CEO and chair Irene Rosenfeld, and former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino.
For years there have been sporadic rumours that the Financial Times, Britain's stately grand dame of journalism, was on the auction block, but for 16 years, Marjorie Scardino, CEO of owners Pearson Plc, stoutly rebuffed all suggestions, saying the ...
Marjorie Scardino, who ran Pearson for 16 years, had ruled out selling the paper. Last month a spokesman for the FT told The Telegraph it was "not for sale" and that it had "never been more closely connected to Pearson's overall strategy". Fallon may ...
Would the Japanese allow Pearson to acquire Nikkei? Over my dead body, as Marjorie Scardino, Pearson's former chief executive, once said of whether she would consider selling the FT, long something of a misfit amid Pearson's vainglorious and not ...


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