Dan is SVP & CPO of Pearson Plc, a FTSE100 company and the World's leading Education provider; providing educational content, assessment, technology and services to millions of learners around the world.
Dan has 17 years of experience in procurement across a range of industry sectors including Financial Services ,Logistics, Telecommunications and now Education / Media. In addition Dan is qualified chartered accountant and spent the first four years of his career working with large organisations in an Audit and Corporate Finance capacity.
At Pearson Dan is part way through the transformation of the Procurement team including the implementation of the Coupa Source to Pay; with Sourcing live on a global basis and and Req to Pay live in the UK and planned for the US in 2018. Complementing the technology changes, the team and internal processes have also been revamped to enable them to be a key business partner. The team extends from the US to India with major hubs in London and New Jersey, with a global remit for Technology, Indirect and Content sourcing. They will play a vital role in the company's evolution; making Pearson simpler & more efficient as well as enabling the Digital transformation
Prior to Pearson Dan was the Co-CPO at Goldman Sachs and Procurement Transformation Director at the Royal Mail. In both cases leading change programmes and delivering significant value to those organisations.
Outside of work Dan has six children aged 16, 14, 12, 12, 3 and 1 and enjoys skiing, surfing and has recently taken up sailing with his wife Fay!