John C. Makinson

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"John's diverse background spans business, consultancy, financial journalism and publishing. He was finance director of Pearson before heading Penguin, and previously served as managing director of the Financial Times newspaper, where he had earlier served as editor of the popular Lex column. John co-founded Makinson Cowell, an international financial consultancy, and was vice chairman of the US holding company of advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi. John is chairman of the National Theatre and a trustee of the Institute for Public Policy Research."[1]

"His wife runs a promotion business for classical musicians, so he spends a lot of time at concerts and festivals - yes, he is a regular attendee at Aldeburgh, a festival chaired (ho ho) by Stevenson. And he gives up a chunk of his life to heading the International Rescue Committee." [1]


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  1. Pearson Board, organizational web page, accessed June 25, 2012.
  2. India UK CEO Forum Members, organizational web page, accessed June 25, 2012.