WACL Speaker Dinner, 11th March 2003
Marjorie M. Scardino is chief executive of Pearson plc, the international media group whose primary business operations include Pearson Education (incorporating businesses such as Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley and the educational testing, data and software company NCS Pearson), the Financial Times Group, Spanish media group Recoletos and Penguin Group. Pearson also owns a 50% stake in The Economist Group.
Until January 1997, she was chief executive of The Economist Group, and, prior to 1985, she was a partner in a Savannah, Georgia law firm and publisher and founder, with her husband, of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Georgia Gazette.
Mrs. Scardino is a non-executive director of Nokia Corporation and a member of a number of charitable and advisory boards, including The Carter Center and The Business Council.
Mrs. Scardino is married to Albert Scardino, a journalist. The Scardinos have three children.