February 01, 2015 9:06 PM ET


Company Overview of Reed Elsevier Group Plc

Company Overview

Reed Elsevier Group Plc provides information solutions for professional customers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company’s Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides scientific, technical, and medical information to scientists, academic institutions, research leaders and administrators, medical researchers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and students, as well as hospitals, research institutions, health insurers, governments, research-intensive corporations, and managed healthcare organizations. Its Risk Solutions & Business Information segment offers solutions that assist customers in evaluating, predicting, and managing risk and enhancing operational...

1-3 Strand

London,  WC2N 5JR

United Kingdom

28,000 Employees


44 20 7166 5500


44 20 7166 5799

Key Executives for Reed Elsevier Group Plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 46
Member of Executive Council
Member of Executive Council
Age: 56
Member of Executive Council and Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Reed Elsevier Group Plc Key Developments

Reed Elsevier Appoints Nick Luff as Chief Financial Officer and to the Board

Further to the announcement made on 7 January 2014, Nick Luff will join Reed Elsevier as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2014. Nick will be appointed to the Boards of Reed Elsevier NV, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier Group plc with effect from 1 September 2014. Shareholder approval for Nick's appointment was obtained at the respective Annual General Meetings of Reed Elsevier NV and Reed Elsevier PLC on 23 and 24 April 2014. Nick takes over from Duncan Palmer who announced his resignation in September 2013. Duncan will remain on the Boards as a Director until 24 September 2014 at which time he will leave Reed Elsevier.

Nick Luff to Join the Boards of Reed Elsevier Plc, Reed Elsevier Group plc and Reed Elsevier NV

Reed Elsevier announced that it has appointed Nick Luff as chief financial officer of the company. Luff will take over in 2014 from Duncan Palmer, who announced his resignation in September 2013 and will leave the business when a hand-over has been completed. Also, Luff will be appointed to the boards of Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier Group plc and Reed Elsevier N.V subject to the approval of shareholders. His effective date of appointment remains to be confirmed. Most recently, Luff was with Centrica plc, where he has been CFO since 2007. Prior to that, he was at P&O, as well as its affiliated companies, including P&O Princess Cruises and Royal P&O Nedlloyd where he worked for 15 years in a variety of senior finance roles, including CFO of the parent company for seven years.

Duncan Palmer Resigns as Chief Financial Officer of Reed Elsevier, Effective as of September 25, 2014

Reed Elsevier announced that due to family circumstances Duncan Palmer, Chief Financial Officer, has provided notice of his resignation from the boards of Reed Elsevier effective as of September 25, 2014, or such earlier date as Reed Elsevier may designate.

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