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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sidney Taurel

70 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Fallon

57 2012 Chief Executive officer, Executive Director

Coram Williams

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Tim Bozik

President - Global Product

Rod Bristow

President - UK and Core Markets

Kevin Capitani

President - North America

Giovanni Giovannelli

President - Growth Markets

Deirdre Latour

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Bob Whelan

President - Pearson Assessments

Albert Hitchcock

Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Anna Persson

Chief Human Resource Officer

Bjarne Tellmann

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Chief Strategy Officer

Stephen Jones

2016 Company Secretary

Elizabeth Corley

63 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sherry Coutu

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Vivienne Cox

59 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Josh Lewis

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Lorimer

66 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Lynton

59 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Graeme Pitkethly

52 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Score

58 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lincoln Wallen

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tom Waldron

2014 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Sidney Taurel

Mr. Sidney Taurel serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Sidney has over 45 years of experience in business and finance, and is currently a Director of IBM Corporation, where he also serves on the directors and corporate governance committee. Sidney is an advisory board member at pharmaceutical firm Almirall. He was Chief Executive Officer of global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company from 1998 until 2008, Chairman from 1999 until 2008, and has been Chairman Emeritus since 2009. He was also a Director at McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a role which he held from 1996 until April 2016 and at ITT Industries from 1996 to 2001. In 2002, Sidney received three US presidential appointments to: the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the President’s Export Council and the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, and is an officer of the French Legion of Honour.

John Fallon

Mr. John Fallon serves as Chief Executive officer, Executive Director of Pearson PLC. Since 2008, he 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. in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Pearson’s educational publishing businesses for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Pearson, John was Director of Corporate Affairs at Powergen plc and was also a member of the company’s executive committee. Earlier in his career, John held senior public policy and communications roles in UK local government. He is an advisory board member of the Global Business Coalition for Education.

Coram Williams

Mr. Coram John Williams serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Coram joined Pearson in 2003 and has held a number of senior positions including Finance and Operations Director for Pearson’s English language teaching business in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Interim President of Pearson Education Italia and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Pearson. In 2008, Coram became CFO of The Penguin Group and was latterly appointed CFO of Penguin Random House in 2013, where he oversaw the integration of the two businesses. Coram trained at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently worked in both the auditing and consulting practices of the firm. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the audit committee for the Guardian Media Group.

Tim Bozik

Rod Bristow

Kevin Capitani

Giovanni Giovannelli

Deirdre Latour

Bob Whelan

Albert Hitchcock

Anna Persson

Bjarne Tellmann

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Stephen Jones

Mr. Stephen Jones is a Company Secretary of the Company since 1 January 2016. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Company.

Elizabeth Corley

Ms. Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley CBE is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having been CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016, and continues to act as a senior adviser to the firm. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Coopers & Lybrand. Elizabeth is a Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc. Elizabeth is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. She currently chairs a Taskforce for the UK government on social impact investing. She is a member of the Committee of 200. She was appointed Commander of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for her services to the financial sector.

Sherry Coutu

Ms. Sherry Coutu is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Sherry serves on the boards of a range of companies, charities and universities with a focus on consumer digital, information services, and education. She founded Interactive Investor International plc and currently chairs Founders4Schools, Raspberry Pi Trading and the Scale-Up Institute. She serves as a Non-Executive Director at London Stock Exchange plc, sits on the board of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and until recently served as a Non-Executive Director of Zoopla plc, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment. She has also served as an advisory board member for LinkedIn. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard Business School and has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Bristol, University of Manchester and the Open University. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year's Honours List 2013.

Vivienne Cox

Ms. Vivienne Cox CBE is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Vivienne has wide experience in energy, natural resources and business innovation. She worked for BP plc for 28 years in global roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of BP’s gas, power and renewables business and its alternative energy unit. She is Chair of the supervisory board of Vallourec S.A., a leader in the seamless steel pipe markets, Non-Executive Director at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc and serves as Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute. She was appointed Commander of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for her services to the economy and sustainability.

Josh Lewis

Mr. Josh Lewis serves as 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, through which he has taken on the role of Non-Executive Director of several enterprises. 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.

Linda Lorimer

Ms. Linda Koch Lorimer serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Linda has spent almost 40 years serving higher education. She retired from Yale in 2016 after 34 years at the university where she served in an array of senior positions including Vice President for Global & Strategic Initiatives. She oversaw the development of Yale’s burgeoning online education division and the expansion of Yale’s international programmes and centres. During her tenure, she was responsible for many administrative services, ranging from Yale’s public communications and alumni relations to sustainability, human resources and the university press. She also served on the boards of several public companies, including as Presiding Director of the McGraw-Hill companies. Linda is a member of the board of Yale New Haven Hospital, where she chairs the nominating and governance committee.

Michael Lynton

Mr. Michael M. Lynton has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Michael served as CEO of Sony Entertainment from 2012 until 2017, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment from 2004. Prior to that, he held senior roles within Time Warner and AOL, and earlier served as Chairman and CEO of Penguin Group where he extended the Penguin brand to music and the internet. Michael is Chairman of Snap, Inc., and currently serves on the boards of IEX, Warner Music and Ares Management Corporation LLC.

Graeme Pitkethly

Mr. Graeme David Pitkethly is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Graeme joined Unilever in 2002 and, prior to being appointed CFO, was Executive Vice President of Unilever's UK and Ireland business. Previously, he had held a number of senior financial and commercial roles within Unilever and he spent the earlier part of his career in senior corporate finance roles in the telecommunications industry and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Graeme is a Vice Chair of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures. He read for a BSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde and is a Chartered Accountant.

Tim Score

Mr. Tim Score serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Tim has extensive experience of the technology sector in both developed and emerging markets, having served as Chief Financial Officer of ARM Holdings plc, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, for 13 years. He is an experienced non-executive director and currently sits on the boards of The British Land Company plc and HM Treasury, in addition to being a Trustee of the National Theatre. He served on the board of National Express Group plc from 2005 to 2014, including time as interim Chairman and six years as the Senior Independent Director. Earlier in his career Tim held senior finance roles with Rebus Group, William Baird, LucasVarity plc and BTR plc.

Lincoln Wallen

Mr. Lincoln Wallen serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Lincoln has extensive experience in the technology and media industries, and is currently CTO of Improbable, a technology start-up supplying next-generation cloud hosting and networking services to the video game industry. Lincoln was CEO of DWA Nova, a software-as-aservice company spun out of DreamWorks Animation Studios in Los Angeles, a position he held until 2017. He worked at DreamWorks Animation for nine years in a variety of leadership roles including Chief Technology Officer and Head of Animation Technology. He was formerly CTO at Electronic Arts Mobile, leading their entry into the mobile gaming business internationally. Lincoln is a Non-Executive Director of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and Systems Engineering. His early career involved 20 years of professional IT and mathematics research, including as a reader in Computer Science at Oxford.

Tom Waldron