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: board of directors


: chairman :

Lord Stevenson : chairman, aged 55, has been a non-executive director of Pearson since 1986 and became executive chairman in 1997. He is also chairman of Halifax plc and a non-executive director of Manpower Inc. in the US.

: executive directors :

Marjorie Scardino : chief executive, aged 54, joined the Pearson board in January 1997. She trained and practised as a lawyer, and published a weekly newspaper in the US. In 1985 she joined The Economist Group as president of its North American operations and was its chief executive from 1993 until joining Pearson. She is also a non-executive director of ConAgra Inc.

David Bell : director for people, aged 54, became a director of Pearson in March 1996. He is chairman of the Financial Times Group, having been chief executive of the Financial Times from 1993 to 1998. In July 1998 he was appointed Pearson’s director for people with responsibility for the recruitment, motivation, development and reward of employees across the Pearson Group. He is also a non-executive director of VITEC Group plc and Zen Research plc and chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust.

John Makinson : finance director, aged 46, joined the Pearson board and became finance director in March 1996. From 1994 to 1996 he was managing director of the Financial Times, and prior to that he founded and managed the investor relations firm Makinson Cowell. He is also a non-executive director of George Weston Limited in Canada.

: non-executive directors :

Lord Burns*† : aged 56, was the government’s chief economic adviser from 1980 until 1991 and Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury from 1991 until 1998. He is a non-executive director of Legal & General Group plc and The British Land Company PLC and non-executive chairman of Glas Cymru Limited. He was appointed a non-executive director of Pearson in May 1999.

Gill Lewis† : aged 57, is the managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland. She became a non-executive director of Pearson in 1992.

Reuben Mark*† : aged 62, is chairman and chief executive of the Colgate Palmolive Company and a director of Citigroup Inc. and AOL Time Warner Inc. He became a non-executive director of Pearson in 1988.

Vernon Sankey* : aged 51, is non-executive chairman of Gala Group Holdings plc and non-executive deputy chairman of Photo-Me International plc and Beltpacker plc. He is also a non-executive director of Zurich Financial Services AG. He became a non-executive director of Pearson in 1993.

Rana Talwar : aged 52, is group chief executive of Standard Chartered plc. He became a non-executive director of Pearson in March 2000.

* a member of the audit committee.
† a member of the personnel committee.

2000 Annual Report
* Introduction
* Chairman's letter
* Chief executive's review
* The Pearson Goals
* Internet Enterprises
* The Results
* Pearson Education
* The Penguin Group
* The Financial Times Group
* Recoletos
* Financial Review
* The Board
* Directors' Report
* Personnel Committee Report
* Consolidated profit and loss account
* Consolidated balance sheet
* Consolidated statement of cash flows
* Statement of total recognised gains and losses
* Reconciliation of movements in equity shareholders' funds
* Report to the Auditors to the Members of Pearson plc
* Principal subsidiaries and associates
* Five year summary
* Corporate and Operating Measures
* Shareholder information
* Notes to the accounts

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