The Guardian Media CEO is set to join the board in October, while chair Sidney Laurel has announced he will step down by the 2022 AGM.
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Annette Thomas has been appointed to the board of media and publishing company Pearson as an independent non-executive director.
She will take up her new role in October, when she will join Pearson’s reputation and responsibility committee and the nomination and governance committee.
Thomas is chief executive of Guardian Media Group, and was previously CEO of the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics. She has also served as CEO for various operations of Macmillan Publishers, including Nature Publishing Group, Digital Science, Digital Education and Macmillan Science & Education.
Thomas is a trustee of Yale University and h
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