Biographies

Erik Engstrom (50), Chief Executive Officer, Reed Elsevier

Erik Engstrom

(Swedish) Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Joined Reed Elsevier as Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier in 2004. 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. 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.


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Erik Engstrom
Reed Elsevier
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Duncan Palmer (48), Chief Financial Officer

Duncan Palmer

(British/American) Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Non-Executive Director of Oshkosh Corporation. 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. He holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford University and is a UK-qualified Chartered Management Accountant.


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Duncan Palmer
Reed Elsevier
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Anthony Habgood (67), Chairman

Anthony Habgood

(British) Chairman since 2009. Chairman of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committees. Chairman of Whitbread plc, Preqin Holding Limited and Norwich Research Partners LLP. 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. 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.


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Anthony Habgood
Reed Elsevier
1-3 The Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Dr Wolfhart Hauser (64), Non-Executive Director

Dr Wolfhart Hauser

(German) Non-Executive Director since 2013. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc. He was 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. Serverd as a Non-Executive Director of Logica Plc and Intertek Group Plc before his current position at the company.


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Dr Wolfhart Hauser
Reed Elsevier
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

 

Adrian Hennah (56), Non-Executive Director

Adrian Hennah

(British) Non-Executive Director since 2011. He is Chief Financial Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Formerly 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.


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Adrian Hennah
Reed Elsevier
1-3 The Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Lisa Hook (56), Senior Independent Director

Lisa Hook

(American) Non-Executive Director since 2006. President and Chief Executive Officer of Neustar Inc and a Director of Island Press. Formerly 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.


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Lisa Hook
Reed Elsevier
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Marike van Lier Lels (54), Non-Executive Director

Marike van Lier Lels

(Dutch) Appointed 2010. Member of the Supervisory Boards of USG People NV, TKH Group NV and Eneco Holding NV and a member of the Executive Committee of Aegon Association. A member of various Dutch governmental advisory boards. Formerly a member of the Supervisory Boards of Maersk BV and KPN 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.


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Marike van Lier Lels
Reed Elsevier
Radarweg 29
Amsterdam 1043 NX
The Netherlands

Robert Polet (58), Non-Executive Director

Robert Polet

(Dutch) Non-Executive Director since 2007. Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A. 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. Was 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.


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Robert Polet
Reed Elsevier
1-3 The Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Linda Sanford (61), Non-Executive Director

Linda Sanford

(American) Non-Executive Director since 2012. 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. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of ITT Corporation until 2013.


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Linda Sanford
Reed Elsevier
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom

Ben van der Veer (63), Non-Executive Director

Ben van der Veer

(Dutch) Non-Executive Director since 2009. Chairman of the Audit Committees. Member of the Supervisory Boards of Aegon NV, TomTom NV and Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV. Was 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.


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Ben van der Veer
Reed Elsevier
Radarweg 29
1043 NX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

* 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.

Board Committee Membership

 
Audit Commitee Audit Committees
Nominations Comittee Nominations Committee
Audit Commitee Corporate Governance Committee
Nominations Comittee Remuneration Committee