Dr. Gary A. Gates, Senior Vice President, Global Business announced as new Managing Director of Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, USA — February 1, 2022

Dr. Gary A. Gates, Senior Vice President, Global Business begins a new role as Managing Director of Pearson VUE from today, February 1, taking over from Bob Whelan, President, Pearson Assessments who will be retiring from the business.

Gary has been part of VUE for over 10 years, with responsibility for leading international growth by acquiring new business, establishing key partnerships, and collaborating across other Pearson businesses. Gary also has a long track record of proven leadership, and his in-depth knowledge of VUE’s service offerings and culture will ensure a smooth transition and continuity for our customers, employees, and partners.

Dr. Gary A. Gates, Managing Director, Pearson VUE said: “We have a long history of success under Bob, and I would like to thank him for his leadership in making Pearson VUE the inspiring organization it is today. We have so many great people and opportunities, and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a talented leadership team as we continue to deliver the high level of service expected by our customers around the world.”

Prior to joining Pearson, Gary was a company director of ITIS Holdings plc, a digital content company, and held management positions with British Nuclear Fuels Plc and British Energy.

Gary received his PhD in Computational Physics from the University of Liverpool and graduated with honors from the University of York with a BSc in Theoretical Physics.

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