John Fallon (businessman)

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John Fallon
Born
John Joseph Fallon

August 1962 (age 56)
EducationUniversity of Hull
OccupationBusiness executive
TitleCEO, Pearson plc
Term2013-
PredecessorMarjorie Scardino
Children2 daughters

John Joseph Fallon (born August 1962) is a British businessman, and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Pearson plc since 2013, when he succeeded Marjorie Scardino.

Early life[edit]

John Joseph Fallon was born in August 1962.[1][2] He graduated from the University of Hull in 1983, with a bachelor's degree in economics, politics and sociology.[3]

Career[edit]

Fallon started his career as a researcher for Labour politician John Prescott in 1988.[4] He was the director of corporate affairs at Powergen, now known as E.ON UK, from 1992 to 1997.[2]

He became the director of communications of Pearson in 1997.[2] He was on the board of directors of Interactive Data Corporation from 2000 to 2007.[3] In 2010, he became the international education chief executive.[4] He has been the CEO of Pearson since 2013, replacing Marjorie Scardino.[4] In 2013, he decided to close the adult education unit in the UK, Pearson in Practice, which provided apprenticeships to put adults back to work, as it was unprofitable.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Fallon is married and has two daughters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pearson PLC". Companies House. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c MediaGuardian 100 2013: 23. John Fallon, The Guardian, 1 September 2013
  3. ^ a b John Fallon, Bloomberg Business
  4. ^ a b c d James Ashton. "Pearson's John Fallon: Swapping textbooks for tablets, the boss with a new school of thought". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  5. ^ Gideon Spanier (7 January 2013). "John Fallon takes Pearson helm and axes adult education". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 19 April 2015.