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." 
- Trustee, Oxfam GB
- Director, MacArthur Foundation
- Member of the Investment Committee, MacArthur Foundation
- Chair, Carter Centre UK 
- Trustee, Carter Center
Resources and articles
- "Chief Executive Pearson: Marjorie Scardino D.B.E.", Pearson, accessed February 2006.
- "Media: What the Papers Say:Changing attitudes for Pearson’s first lady", PR Week, October 25, 1996. (sub req'd).
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