Tom Glover will be starting his role as director of communications for the Pearson technology division on Monday, having been deputy director of comms at the Financial Times.
His responsibilities will now cover promoting digital strategy and products as well as working on internal digital communications for the FTSE company.
Glover, who will be reporting to chief technology officer Genevieve Shore and head of corporate communications Luke Swanson, will also be looking at the use of social media.
Of the internal move, he said: ‘Pearson is keen to strengthen efforts to position the organisation as a technological company.
'My role will be to look at how Pearson uses social and digital media as part of its communications strategy. Internally, this will involve supplying technology solutions for the business, while externally it could be looking at how we use new technology, whether it is new gaming solutions or new apps, for example.’
Glover joined the FT four and a half years ago as a senior communications manager. Before this, he had stints at both Orange and Weber Shandwick.
As well as the Financial Times Group, Pearson owns the Penguin Group and provides a wide range of educational services in more than 70 countries,