TWITTER has named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of publishing company Pearson, to its board following criticism that it lacked diversity in the top ranks of the company.
The addition of Scardino, who is also a former board member of phone maker Nokia, expands the Twitter board to eight members and puts a woman on the board for the first time.
As part of joining Twitter’s board, Scardino was granted a restricted stock unit award of 4,018 shares of the company, which will vest quarterly over one year. Twitter’s shares have risen 75 per cent since the firm floated in New York last month.
Scardino also signed up for an account on the microblogging site yesterday. @marjscar describes herself as a “recovering CEO; recovering Texan; still just a Twitter follower”.
City A.M. Reporter