Richard Harrington Bio

Board of Directors

Richard J. Harrington

Age: 69   Director since: 2004
Occupation: Chairman and General Partner, The Cue Ball Group; Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, The Thomson Corporation
Education: BA, University of Rhode Island
Other Directorships: Aetna, Inc. (since 2008)

Other Background: After his retirement from The Thomson Corporation, Mr. Harrington served as Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Prior to his retirement, he was President and CEO of The Thomson Corporation. He joined Thomson in 1982 and held a number of leadership positions including President and CEO of Thomson Newspapers; President and CEO of Thomson Professional Publishing; President and CEO of Mitchell International and President of Thomson & Thomson. Employed as an auditor for Arthur Young & Co. for six years prior to joining Thomson. Chairman of the Audit Committee of Xerox. 

Through his extensive leadership experience at The Thomson Corporation, Mr. Harrington brings to the Board expertise relevant to Xerox, including his broad business experience, extensive knowledge of complex operational matters, executive leadership expertise and financial literacy and expertise. These skills and expertise are the result of his training and work experience in accounting, his long and successful business career, during which he served in several leadership positions culminating in his serving as the CEO of a global provider of electronic information, software and services, and his service on other public company boards and committees.