Staff and authors
A team of talented, highly professional members of staff offer a broad understanding of current agendas and an obvious commitment to customer care.
The core team works with over 500 writers and other contributors to provide:
- an impressive range of subject knowledge
- experience of working on publications in print, fixed electronic media and online formats.
Pearson Publishing has thousands of valued and discerning customers in schools, colleges, and other educational settings. whose feedback contributes significantly to product and service development. The business also has a strong record of working with other types of organisation:
With well-established relationships with varied groups, Pearson Publishing continues to develop partnership projects addressing aspects of institutional and professional development.
Pearson Publishing has provided a range of services covering corporate parenting, workforce reform, inclusion, school intervention, and communication systems in projects with over 100 local authorities across the country.
Through work with the United Nations, the European Union and charities like WaterAid and Oasis, Pearson Publishing has demonstrated expertise in matching the needs of local, national and international organisations to the requirements of the education sector.
Whether communicating a message to a single phase in education, or building a partnership with another educational supplier, Pearson Publishing has proved successful.
Anthony Pearson – Chairman
Professor J R Anthony Pearson FRS, F.Ass.NAE, FIMMM has split his career between university research and teaching, and industrial research. Starting as an applied mathematician specialising in fluid mechanics, he widened his interests to cover all aspects of mathematical modelling in the chemical industry. In 1982, he joined Schlumberger to help set up Schlumberger Cambridge Research, and has now spent 30 years on oilfield problems. As non-executive Chairman, he has championed an international outlook, and is proud of the way that the business has been driven by a desire to help pupils, teachers and other staff in schools, and educational authorities – in that order – rather than by purely commercial considerations.
George Pearson – Publisher
George Pearson MA (Cantab) PGCE. After a spell in business sandwiched between stints as a secondary science teacher, George founded Cambridge Science Books in 1987 and Daniels Pearson Associates (working with the pharmaceutical industry) in 1989. 1991 saw the formation of Pearson Publishing. As Publisher, he has a hands-on approach, keeping very much in touch with the education sector from early years through to higher education. His particular professional interests include leading and managing change, developing independent learners and the effective application of technology within education. George is a experienced school governor and is currently on the management board of Cambridgeshire Community College, the county’s virtual school for children in care.
After eleven years in the British Army, followed by a short period as a grain trader, Mark joined the business in 1991. In addition, Mark is responsible for Hanford Farms and is a director of Lignacite Ltd.
Pieter Van Beesten – Company Secretary
After leaving university with a BSc in Psychology in 1997, Pieter spent 10 years working for a family owned management consultancy based in Berkshire. During this time, he worked very closely with the owners of the business as Finance Manager and Management Accountant. He then moved briefly into the world of recruitment before joining Pearson Publishing in 2010. Alongside his current roles as Accountant & Company Secretary for Pearson Publishing he also manages the accounts for Hanford Farms.