Biographies

Anthony Habgood (68), Chairman

Anthony Habgood

Appointed: Chairman since 2009. Chairman of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committees.
Nationality: British
Other appointments: Chairman of: Court of the Bank of England, Preqin Holding Limited and Norwich Research Partners LLP.
Past appointments: Was Chairman of Whitbread plc, 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.

Erik Engstrom (51), Chief Executive Officer, Reed Elsevier

Erik Engstrom

Appointed: Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Joined Reed Elsevier as Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier in 2004.
Nationality: Swedish
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.

Nick Luff (47), Chief Financial Officer

Nick Luff

Appointed: Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2014
Nationality: British
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc.
Past appointments: Prior to joining Reed Elsevier was Group Finance Director of Centrica plc from 2007. Before that he was Chief Financial Officer at The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) and its affiliated companies, having previously held a number of senior finance roles at P&O. Began his career as an accountant with KPMG. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of QinetiQ Group plc.
Education: Has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant.

Dr Wolfhart Hauser (64), Non-Executive Director

Dr Wolfhart Hauser

Appointed: 2013. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Nationality: German
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.

Adrian Hennah (57), Non-Executive Director

Adrian Hennah

Appointed: 2011
Nationality: British
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.

Lisa Hook (56), Senior Independent Director

Lisa Hook

Appointed: 2006
Nationality: American
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.

Marike van Lier Lels (55), Non-Executive Director

Marike van Lier Lels

Appointed: 2010
Nationality: Dutch
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.

Robert Polet (59), Non-Executive Director

Robert Polet

Appointed: 2007
Nationality: Dutch
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.
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 member of the Supervisory Board of Nyenrode Foundation and a Non-Executive Director of Wilderness Holdings Limited.

Linda Sanford (61), Non-Executive Director

Linda Sanford

Appointed: 2012
Nationality: American
Other appointments: 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.

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

Ben van der Veer

Appointed: 2009. Chairman of the Audit Committees.
Nationality: Dutch
Other appointments: 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.

Board Committee Membership

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