Pearson appoints new chief strategy officer

Pearson PLC has appointed a chief strategy officer to help drive its transformation to a digital learning company.

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan, currently chief strategy and transformation officer at Kantar Consumer Insights, joins Pearson to lead the strategic planning process, working with the executive team and board to shape and execute the plan for the business. He will also play a role in generating insights into trends and market opportunities to help drive future growth. He will report to John Fallon, chief executive officer.

John Fallon, chief executive officer of Pearson, said: “Jonathan has an impressive track record in developing business strategy, working at board level over many years, achieving impressive results. He is exactly the kind of world-class talent that Pearson is targeting to ensure we become the digital winner in education.”

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan said: “The digital transition creates both challenges and opportunities, and my role will be to embed a process into the company to help Pearson navigate this transition, target the biggest opportunities in education and ultimately achieve sustainable growth.”

Jonathan is a senior business strategist with a background in business transformation, including realignment of business products and services, the shift from analogue to digital, and multiple technologies and systems to a single platform. As a member of the global executive committee for Kantar, Jonathan’s current role included strategy formulation and alignment, business planning, organisational development and change, innovation, digital strategy, acquisitions and partnerships.

Jonathan has professional qualifications in Consulting and Coaching for Change, from the Said Business School (Oxford University) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Organisational Behaviour, from the School of Management at the University of Surrey. He joins Pearson in January 2018.

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