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Scott Henderson

Former CFO and COO, The Financial Times
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Scott Henderson was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Times in January 2007 and Chief Operating Officer in January 2010 and has served on the board of the Financial Times since 2007. Scott’s responsibilities include oversight of the FT’s finances, identifying and integrating acquisitions, and the re-working of its business model from print to digital. As COO, Scott is also responsible for the operations that underpin the work of the FT’s 1400 non-editorial staff across its main offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and its 16 bureaux globally.

Scott has served as the Chairman of Medley Global Advisors, a leading provider of global macro intelligence for hedge funds and institutional investors, since its acquisition by the FT in 2010. Scott is a director of Vedomosti, a Russian financial newspaper, part-owned by the FT, Dow Jones and Sanoma. Scott is also a member of the Operating Advisory Board of Boston Ventures Investment where he focuses on identifying investment opportunities in media.

Prior to joining the Financial Times, Scott was the Deputy Director of Corporate Finance & Strategy at Pearson plc where he was responsible for overseeing Pearson’s merger and acquisition activity in Europe. Scott worked in various business development roles at GE Capital from 1996-1999 and practised corporate law at Davies, Ward & Beck from 1993-1995, where he also articled and qualified as a lawyer.

Scott completed his MBA at INSEAD (France) in 1996 and obtained his B.C.L and LL.B at McGill University in 1991. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1993.

Scott is an accomplished ski-mountaineer and has completed a number of extreme ski descents, including the Eperon de la Brenva (France), the Marinelli Couloir (Italy) and the ¾ and Aemmer Couloirs (Canada).

Scott has been a long-time supporter of Room to Read, a charity that focuses on literacy and gender equality in education, and serves on the Advisory Committee for its Montreal chapter.

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