Linda Lorimer appointed to Pearson board

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announces the appointment of Linda Lorimer as an independent non-executive director, effective from 1 July 2013.

Ms. Lorimer is Vice President of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, serving as a senior counsellor to the President and a leader of many strategic initiatives for the university. Among other duties, she oversees Yale’s Office of International Affairs and the University’s Office of Digital Dissemination. She also is responsible for an array of administrative services including the university’s public affairs and communications, alumni relations and Office of Sustainability.  Previously, she served as President of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia, from 1987-1993, and had earlier worked at Yale in several senior roles including Associate Provost.

Ms. Lorimer is a graduate of Hollins University and Yale Law School, and has served on numerous non-profit boards including as board chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on “The Future of Universities.”

She currently serves as a board member of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., which now serves global capital and commodity markets with financial information, having sold its education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC.  Ms. Lorimer formerly was a director of Sprint, Centel and First Colony Life Insurance Companies.

Pearson’s chairman Glen Moreno said: “I am delighted that Linda has agreed to join our board. She brings to Pearson a wealth of experience in international education, digital initiatives and sustainability, and will help Pearson fulfil its global mission to help raise educational achievement.”

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