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Warwick appointed Scholastic CEO

Peter Warwick has been appointed Scholastic president and CEO, succeeding long-time chairman, president and CEO Dick Robinson, reports Publishers Weekly.

Warwick, a Scholastic board member since 2014, will be the third CEO in Scholastic’s history after company founder Maurice Robinson and his son, Dick, who died in June after nearly five decades at the head of the company.

The Scholastic board cited Warwick’s achievements as an executive with Thomson Reuters and Pearson, stating he has ‘the requisite experience and insights to deliver strong growth and financial performance at Scholastic.’

In a statement, Warwick promised to build on Robinson’s devotion to children’s literacy and education. ‘I am deeply committed to continuing to embrace these same principles going forward and build upon the core Scholastic mission while creating value for all of our stakeholders,’ Warwick said. ‘We will grow our business by continuing to create new and exciting content, developing educational programs in print and digital formats, and further strengthening our partnerships with children, parents, and educators around the world.’


Category: International news