Marjorie Scardino

Senior Independent Director

Dame Marjorie Scardino is the Senior Independent Director of PureTech’s Board of Directors. 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. She is currently the Chairman of The MacArthur Foundation and is also a member of the non-profit boards of Oxfam, The Royal College of Art, and The Carter Center, as well as the for-profit boards of Twitter, where she sits on the audit committee, and IAG (the holding company of British Airways, Iberia and other airlines). 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.

UPDATED OCTOBER 2016