Sir David Bell

Former Chair of Pearson Plc and The Financial Times

Chair, Int'l & UK Governance Committees; Member, US & NL Governance Committees

Sir David Bell

Formerly CEO then Chair of the Financial Times and a Director of the Pearson Group. Sir David is currently Co-Chair of The Foundation for FutureLondon; Chair of Coram; The Talent Foundry;  Rare Recruitment; Bath Mozartfest; The Chapel Street Community Schools Trust, a senior independent Director on the Cambridge Press & Assessment Board and a Trustee of Cornerstone Property Assets.  Other former appointments include: Non Executive Director, The Economist; Chair of Crisis, The London Transport Museum, University of Roehampton, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The Millennium Bridge Trust, The Media Trust, a Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and an Assessor to the Leveson Enquiry.  David was knighted in 2004 for services to industry, the arts and charity.  Educated at the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania, David began his career as a journalist with the Financial Times, serving as Washington correspondent and managing editor and launching the international edition of the FT.

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