Mark Anderson worked for 22 years in two stints for Pearson plc, latterly as Managing Director Pearson UK. He was previously Managing Director Europe and President for International Strategy & Business Development. He now has a portfolio career which includes chairing the education businesses Edify and Macat. He is also a non-executive director of Really English and an adviser to EDIA and FutureWhizmedia in Amsterdam. He was chair of London Metropolitan University from 2016 to 2022 and is a former Cambridge Fellow in Science & Policy. He is the author of The Leadership Book (FT Publishing, 2e 2013).