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    1. August 31, 2014

      Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

      The former Financial Times Group chief executive Rona Fairhead said she is “under no illusions about the significance and...

    2. August 30, 2014

      Rona Fairhead is government’s candidate to chair the BBC Trust

      The government has chosen Rona Fairhead, the former chief executive of the Financial Times Group, as its preferred candidate...

    1. December 5, 2013

      Twitter hires Marjorie Scardino as board’s first woman

      Twitter has hired its first female director by adding Marjorie Scardino, the former Pearson chief executive, to its board a...

    2. May 23, 2013

      Pearson to reorganise into six business divisions

      Pearson, the global education group that owns the Financial Times, announced a management shake-up and a reorganisation into...

    3. November 27, 2012

      FT Group chief executive to step down

      Rona Fairhead, chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, announced on Tuesday that she is leaving Pearson...

    4. October 29, 2012

      Gatecrasher causes stir at book club

      For about 36 intense hours between Saturday night and Monday morning, it looked as though the genteel world of book...

    5. October 29, 2012

      Women take chunk out of ‘glass ceiling’

      More cracks are appearing in the “glass ceiling” – the unseen barrier that has held back talented women from rising up the...

    6. October 29, 2012

      Penguin and Random House sign merger deal

      Pearson has spurned an approach made by News Corp to buy its book publisher Penguin in favour of a rival deal with...

    7. October 25, 2012

      Penguin and Random House in deal talks

      Bertelsmann and Pearson are in talks about combining their publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin, to create a...

    8. October 7, 2012

      Scardino plans to leave Nokia board

      Marjorie Scardino, who last week announced she was stepping down as chief executive of Pearson, owner of the Financial...

    9. October 4, 2012

      Scardino ends era of sweeping changes

      As Marjorie Scardino announced her plan to leave Pearson she drew attention to the sweeping changes she had made in her 16...

    10. October 3, 2012

      Anglo American hit by wildcat strikes

      Anglo American was London’s sharpest blue-chip faller on Wednesday as wildcat strikes continued to spread across South...

    11. October 3, 2012

      Pearson chief Scardino to step down

      Dame Marjorie Scardino will step down on January 1 as chief executive of Pearson after 16 years, handing over to John...

    12. July 27, 2012

      Pearson remains on track to meet forecasts

      Pearson, the educational publishing group that owns the Financial Times and Penguin, reported a 7 per cent increase in...

    13. April 1, 2012

      The female of the species is more scary than the male

      Last week I went to a party given by an old university friend. It was a jolly enough event, full of people I’ve known for...

    14. February 27, 2012

      Pearson beats full-year forecasts

      Pearson, the education and publishing group which owns the Financial Times, beat analysts’ expectations in 2011 with...

    15. November 15, 2011

      The judges

      Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco Ferdinando “Nani” Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the US. In...

    16. November 3, 2011

      Pearson raises full-year earnings target

      Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, raised its forecast for full-year earnings per share from 80p to 83p in a management...

    17. September 15, 2011

      Pearson steps up push into online schooling

      Pearson has announced its second-largest acquisition since selling the IDC financial data business in 2010, with a $400m...

    18. May 11, 2011

      It’s all about the numbers when pursuing the top job

      What skill makes a good executive? Finance is fast becoming the route to the top. That’s the message from the findings of...

    19. April 26, 2011

      Pearson buys Schoolnet for $230m

      Pearson, the education and information group, has paid $230m (£139m, €158m) for Schoolnet, a digital education business...

    20. March 7, 2011

      Companies need to draw a line in the sand

      Tony Blair, the London School of Economics, Vodafone. Revolutions in the Middle East are forcing many to account for...

    21. March 1, 2011

      Pearson says Libyan shareholding ‘frozen’

      Pearson, the educational publisher and owner of the Financial Times, said the Libyan Investment Authority’s shares in the...

    22. February 28, 2011

      Pearson beats profit guidance with 28% rise

      Pearson is “very uncomfortable” with the Libyan Investment Authority’s 3 per cent shareholding, Dame Marjorie Scardino,...

    23. January 19, 2011

      Pearson raises earnings guidance

      Pearson, the education group that publishes Penguin books and the Financial Times, raised its full-year earnings forecasts...

    24. October 14, 2010

      ‘If the post was right, I would use persuasion’

      Stephen Bampfylde is founder and co-head of the board practice at Saxton Bampfylde How did you secure your current job? I...

    25. July 25, 2010

      Pearson lifts outlook after solid start to year

      Pearson, the publishing and information group, is all about education now, Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive, said on...

    26. July 22, 2010

      Pearson reveals £326m Brazil deal

      Pearson is set to fulfil a long-held ambition for substantial expansion into South America after announcing on Thursday an...

    27. July 2, 2010

      Pearson circles Anglo in Brazil

      Pearson, the publishing and digital information group that owns the Financial Times, is among three bidders circling an...

    28. June 29, 2010

      The pink circle

      Richard Lambert will be targeted by headhunters after a much-applauded stint at the CBI, though the firm that placed him as...

    29. May 5, 2010

      Pearson agrees $2bn sale of stake in IDC

      Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, has agreed the sale of Interactive Data Corporation to US private equity investors...

    30. May 4, 2010

      Pearson to glean £1.3bn from IDC sale

      Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, has agreed the sale of Interactive Data Corporation to US private equity investors...

    31. May 1, 2010

      Pearson enjoys its 'best year' in spite of challenges

      Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson, told shareholders that the company had enjoyed its "best year" in spite...

    32. April 30, 2010

      Pearson revenues up 12% in first quarter

      Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson, told shareholders that the company had enjoyed its “best year” in spite...

    33. March 3, 2010

      Flexibility over strategy key to Pearson growth

      After 13 years running Pearson, Dame Marjorie Scardino is one of the longest-serving chief executives in the FTSE 100. Yet...

    34. March 2, 2010

      Pearson chief outlines broadening ambitions

      After 13 years running Pearson, Dame Marjorie Scardino counts as one of the UK’s longest-serving chief executives.Yet she...

    35. March 2, 2010

      Pearson lifts share of market

      Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent yesterday as it beat expectations,...

    36. March 2, 2010

      Pearson lifts its share of market

      Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent yesterday as it beat expectations,...

    37. March 1, 2010

      Pearson lifts share of market

      Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent on Monday as it beat expectations,...

    38. March 1, 2010

      Corporate Diary

      TODAY* Potential investors will be hoping that Dame Marjorie Scardino, Pearson chief executive, provides some further detail...

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