Pearson Australia is part of Pearson plc, the world's leading learning company, and is proud to be Australia's leading developer of learning products for students of all ages.
We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning. We're the world's leading learning company, but we believe that companies, like people, are Always Learning. That’s because there’s always room for a bit more understanding.
Take a look at our Leadership team who are ensuring that this mission is the core of what we all strive to do, here at Pearson.
John Fallon - Chief Executive, Pearson plc
John became Pearson's chief executive on 1 January 2013, succeeding Marjorie Scardino. Since 2008 John has been responsible for the company's education businesses outside North America, and a member of the Pearson management committee. He joined Pearson in 1997 as director of communications and was appointed President of Pearson Inc., a role he combined with his communications responsibilities, in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Pearson's educational publishing businesses for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMA) and gradually took on a broader international education brief. Prior to joining Pearson, John was director of corporate affairs at Powergen plc, where he was also a member of the company's executive committee. Earlier in his career, John held senior public policy and communications roles in the British and UK local governments.
David Barnett - Chief Executive Officer, Pearson Australia
David joined Pearson in 1989 as a Sales Manager with Addison Wesley Australia. He became General Manager in 1992 and was then appointed to a series of Higher Education general management positions following the merger with Longman in 1995 and the acquisitions of Harper Education and Prentice Hall in following years. He was appointed Managing Director in 2002 and then CEO in 2007, which saw him assume oversight of the New Zealand business. In 2010, following the integration of Australia/New Zealand into Asia (creating Pearson Asia Pacific), David was appointed Regional CEO, Higher Education (HE) for APAC. This involves driving the overall HE strategy across the region, and overseeing the central HE support team, based in Singapore. David has been actively involved for many years in the Australian Publishers Association, serving as convenor of the HE committee and as a board member. In 2010/2011 he was a coach at Forum.