Coram joined Pearson in 2003 and has held a number of senior positions including finance and operations director for Pearson's English Language Teaching (ELT) business in Europe, Middle East & Africa, interim president of Pearson Education Italia and head of financial planning and analysis for Pearson.
In 2008 Coram became CFO of The Penguin Group and was latterly appointed CFO of Penguin Random House in 2013. Coram trained at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently worked in both the auditing and consulting practices of the firm. He is a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group. He was appointed CFO of Pearson in August 2015.