Marykay Wells ’84

Pearson Elevates Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, to Executive Leadership Team

London, 16th March 2022 – Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced the appointment of Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, to Pearson’s executive leadership team. Reporting directly to CEO Andy Bird, Wells will work with the board and management team to build a technology strategy that supports a coordinated, cross functional approach to data, content delivery, and product development.

Marykay, an eight-year Pearson veteran, currently leads a team of global IT professionals, who are instrumental in driving the company’s shift to high quality digital products and services. Across her 30-year career, she has an outstanding track record of executing large, global technology transformations. Prior to joining Pearson in 2014, Marykay served in highly successful CIO roles at Nortel, Tekelec and Extreme Networks.

“Marykay is a visionary leader, already focused on executing Pearson’s strategy of delivering high quality digital products across a lifetime of learning,” said Andy Bird, Pearson’s Chief Executive Officer. “Marykay and her team are well positioned to support our businesses with innovative and enterprise technology, and they will play an essential role as we develop more digital applications, particularly with the expansion of Pearson+.” Read more here.