Ex officio member of the Governing Body

Gary Gates

Gary Gates serves as Managing Director Pearson VUE, leading the Pearson VUE Senior Executive team.

Gary has been part of VUE for over 10 years, with responsibility for leading international growth by acquiring new business, establishing key partnerships, and collaborating across other Pearson businesses. Gary also has a long track record of proven leadership, and his in-depth knowledge of VUE’s service offerings and culture. From 2019 to 2021 extended his responsibilities in Pearson by also taking on the leadership of the Pearson UK Higher Education business. Gary also sits on the board of Prepona S.A, a computer-based testing company based in Brazil.

Prior to joining Pearson, Gary was a company director of ITIS Holdings plc, a digital content company, and held management positions with British Nuclear Fuels Plc and British Energy. Gary received his PhD in Computational Physics from the University of Liverpool and graduated with honors from the University of York with a BSc in Theoretical Physics.