Appointed: Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Joined Reed Elsevier as Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier in 2004.
Past appointments: Prior to joining Reed Elsevier was a partner at General Atlantic Partners. Before that was President and Chief Operating Officer of Random House Inc and, before its merger with Random House, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bantam Doubleday Dell, North America. Began his career as a consultant with McKinsey. Served as a Non-Executive Director of Eniro AB and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.
Education: Holds a BSc from Stockholm School of Economics, an MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and gained an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Oshkosh Corporation.
Past appointments: Prior to joining Reed Elsevier was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Owens Corning Inc. from 2007 having previously held various senior finance positions within Royal Dutch Shell for 20 years in the UK, the Netherlands and the US.
Education: Holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford University and is a UK-qualified Chartered Management Accountant.
Appointed: Chairman since 2009. Chairman ofthe Nominations and Corporate Governance Committees.
Other appointments: Chairman of: Whitbread plc, Court of the Bank of England, Preqin Holding Limited and Norwich Research Partners LLP.
Past appointments: Was Chairman of Bunzl plc and of Mölnlycke Healthcare Limited and served as Chief Executive of Bunzl plc, Chief Executive of Tootal Group plc and a Director of The Boston Consulting Group lnc. Formerly Non-Executive Director of Geest plc, Marks and Spencer plc, National Westminster Bank plc, Powergen plc, SVG Capital plc, and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust.
Education: Holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a visiting Fellow at Oxford University.
Appointed: 2013. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Other appointments: Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc.
Past appointments: Chairman of Dragenopharm GmbH & Co AG from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland between 1998 and 2002 and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Service GmbH for 10 years. Served as a Non-Executive Director of Logica Plc and Intertek Group Plc before his current position at the company.
Other appointments: Chief Financial Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
Past appointments: Chief Financial Officer of Smith & Nephew plc from 2006 to December 2012. Before that, was Chief Financial Officer of Invensys plc, having previously held various senior finance and management positions within GlaxoSmithKline for 18 years.
Other appointments: President and Chief Executive Officer of Neustar Inc and a Director of Island Press.
Past appointments: President and Chief Executive Officer at Sun Rocket Inc. Before that was President of AOL Broadband, Premium and Developer Services. Prior to joining AOL, was a founding partner at Brera Capital Partners LLC. Previously Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Telecommunications and has served as senior advisor to the Federal Communications Commission Chairman and a senior counsel to Viacom Cable. Formerly a director of The Ocean Foundation.
Other appointments: Member of the Supervisory Boards of TKH Group NV, Eneco Holding NV and Royal Imtech NV and a member of the Executive Committee of Aegon Association. A member of various Dutch governmental advisory boards.
Past appointments: Member of the Supervisory Boards of Maersk BV, KPN NV and USG People NV and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Schiphol Group. Prior to joining Schiphol Group, was a member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Post Euro Express and held various senior positions with Nedlloyd.
Other appointments: Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rituals Cosmetics BV and a Non-Executive Director of Philip Morris International Inc, William Grant & Sons Limited, Scotch and Soda NV and Crown Topco Limited, parent company of Vertu. Member of the Supervisory Board of Nyenrode Foundation.
Past appointments: President and Chief Executive Officer of Gucci Group from 2004 to 2011, previously having spent 26 years at Unilever working in a variety of marketing and senior executive positions throughout the world, including President of Unilever’s Worldwide Ice Cream and Frozen Foods division. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of Wilderness Holdings Limited.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation, IBM Corporation. Serves on the board of directors of The Business Council of New York State and the Partnership for New York City. Also serves on the board of trustees of The State University of New York, St John’s University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the New York Hall of Science. Past appointments:
Non-Executive Director of ITT Corporation until 2013.
2009. Chairman of the Audit Committees. Nationality:
Member of the Supervisory Boards of Aegon NV, TomTom NV, Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV and Royal Imtech NV. Past appointments:
Chairman of the Executive Board of KPMG in the Netherlands and a member of the Management Committee of the KPMG International board until his retirement in 2008, having joined KPMG in 1976. Formerly a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Nederland NV.
* Both of the Executive Directors are directors of Reed Elsevier Group plc, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.
** Marike van Lier Lels is a Non Executive Director of Reed Elsevier NV. All of the other Non-Executive Directors are directors of Reed Elsevier Group plc, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.