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Michael Howells, President Workforce Skills, Pearson image
Michael Howells, President Workforce Skills, Pearson

Mike joined Pearson in December 2020. He leads Pearson's Workforce Skills agenda, with a focus on data-driven upskilling and reskilling that supports career progression, drives growth for employers, and helps people unlock their potential. Prior to joining Pearson, Mike was HM Consul General in Los Angeles, promoting trade and investment, scientific cooperation, creative and media collaborations and educational partnerships between the UK, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii. He has more than 20 years of international business and global affairs experience, having held senior leadership positions in the British diplomatic network and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, as well as working in international development, human rights law, the UK tech sector, and at HSBC.