Marjorie Scardino D.B.E.
Marjorie Morris Scardino, DBE, FRSA is an American-born British business executive. She became the first female Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company when she was appointed CEO of Pearson in 1997. She is also a non-executive director of Nokia and former CEO of the Economist Group. During her time at Pearson, Pearson’s profits tripled, to a record £942m. In December 2013, she joined the board of Twitter as its first female director.