Christina Scott is the Chief Technology Officer for Pearson Professional, the line of business incorporating the FT, Pearson English and Pearson Vue. In this role she oversees Product Development for the line of business additional to her FT role.
At the FT, Christina is the Chief Product and Information officer. She is responsible for product and technology across the FT Group reporting to John Ridding (President Pearson Professional and FT CEO). Christina oversees the delivery of technology and products that drive the FT’s digital transformation, working closely with editorial and commercial colleagues and sitting on the FT board.
Christina has over 20 years experience across the media, IT and engineering industries and a track record in designing and delivering commercial and editorial services and innovations. Before joining the Financial Times in 2012, she worked in technology across a number of media companies including the BBC, News International and ITV Digital, and spent several years as a consultant at Accenture.
At the BBC, Christina was responsible for the development of its journalism sites (News, Sport and Weather) across all digital platforms, including the delivery of high profile offerings such as the general election, the World Cup and the Beijing Olympics. She then became future media and technology general manager for the children’s, learning, sport, mobile and TV platforms, responsible for relocating the team to Salford.
Christina graduated from Newcastle University with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. She has a keen interest in creating high performing teams and gained a distinction in MSc Management and Organisational Analysis from Birkbeck University in 2010.