Marjorie Scardino

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"Dame Marjorie Scardino is the senior independent director of PureTech’s Board of Directors and has served as a member of the board since 2015. She served as chief executive of The Economist for 12 years and then from 1997 through 2012 was the chief executive of Pearson plc, the world’s leading education company and the owner of Penguin Books and The Financial Times Group. Prior to that, she was a lawyer and she and her husband founded a weekly newspaper in Georgia which won a Pulitzer Prize. She served as chairman of The MacArthur Foundation from 2012 to 2017, and later became the chairman of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

"Until the end of 2018, she was on the board of Twitter, where she was the senior independent director. She was a member of the board of International Airlines Group (IAG) (the holding company of British Airways, Iberia and other airlines) until the end of 2019. Non-profit boards she sits on are The Carter Center and The Royal College of Arts. Dame Marjorie has received a number of honorary degrees, and in 2003 was dubbed a Dame of the British Empire. She is also a member of the Royal Society of the Arts in the UK and the American Association of Arts and Sciences." [1]

Marjorie Scardino was the Chief Executive of Pearson, an international media and publishing company from 1998 through 2012.

"Until January 1997, she was chief executive of The Economist Group (of which Pearson owns 50%), and, prior to 1985, she was a partner in a Savannah, Georgia law firm. With her husband, Albert Scardino, Marjorie founded and published the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Georgia Gazette. They have three children. Marjorie is a non-executive director of Nokia Corporation and a member of a number of charitable and advisory boards, including The MacArthur Foundation, The Carter Center and The Victoria & Albert Museum." [2]


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  1. PureTech Board, organizational web page, accessed May 23, 2020.
  2. Oxfam GB Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.
  3. Carter Centre UK Trustees, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2012.

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