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Pearson appoints Walt Disney exec Bird as new CEO

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Global education group Pearson has appointed Andy Bird, a media veteran who ran the international arm of The Walt Disney Company, as its new chief executive.

Pearson said Bird was due to start the new job on October 19, with current boss John Fallon remaining in the role until that date. He will then step down from the board and remain as an advisor until the end of the year. (Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Sarah Young)

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