Peter Warwick becomes President and CEO of Scholastic in August 2021, making him only the third CEO in Scholastic’s 101-year history. As CEO, Peter is responsible for Scholastic’s business strategy, and oversees all business segments and corporate functions. Prior to his appointment, Peter was an independent director on Scholastic’s Board for seven years (2014–2021)—a period in which the Company dramatically expanded its reach to global audiences and educators through the move into digital platforms and the creation of a number of new and innovative partnerships. While President & CEO, he continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
As CEO, Peter’s focus is on carrying out the vision set forth by Dick Robinson to be the most beloved brand in children’s publishing, while continuing to strengthen the company culture and create value for shareholders through a constant focus on innovation. To the role of CEO, Peter brings extensive management and operational expertise in education publishing and in the information and media industries. Previously, Peter held several senior leadership positions at Thomson Reuters, retiring from the company in 2018 from his role as Chief People Officer. At Thomson Reuters, he led successful transformation efforts to drive growth and profitability and helped accelerate the company’s global expansion. Peter originally joined the company in 1998 when it was then the Thomson Corporation, serving as CEO of its Legal and Regulatory businesses in the APAC region. In 2000, he moved to New York to be CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting, and in 2005, he became CEO of Thomson Legal, the company’s largest business unit.
Peter began his career at Pearson, where he spent 20 years—first in an editorial capacity, and eventually becoming CEO of the company’s professional education and information business unit.
He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum; President of Thomson Reuters Foundation Inc.; Treasurer of The Olana Partnership; and a member of the African Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern.
Born in the United Kingdom, Peter received degrees in history from Bristol University and York University.