– UK, London – Schroders plc (LON: SDR) today announced the appointment of Annette Thomas to its Board as an Independent Non-executive Director, effective 1 September 2023.
“I am delighted to welcome Annette to the Board. Annette is a highly experienced Board member with a long track record of driving growth in the information, data, education and media industries. Her digital, data and analytics expertise will be of great benefit to the Group as we continue to invest in these important areas,” said Board chair, Elizabeth Corley.
Annette Thomas will also join the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
The Company also announced that Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson will stand down from the Board effective 31 August 2023.About Annette Thomas
Annette Thomas currently serves as senior advisor to General Atlantic and as an independent non-executive director with Pearson plc where she chairs the Reputation and Responsibility Committee.
Annette Thomas said: “I am very pleased to be joining the Board in September. Schroders is a business I have long admired and which is making great strides in digital.”
Annette Thomas has a 25-year track record in leading global publishing and data analytics businesses, across academic, educational, and consumer media verticals.
Most recently, she served as CEO of Guardian Media Group, a position she held until June 2021. Before this, Annette was CEO of the Web of Science Group at Clarivate PLC, a data, analytics, and software business focused on research and higher education. She has also served as CEO of Macmillan Publishers and led the digital and global transformation of Nature Publishing Group.
Annette Thomas is a non-executive director of EcoVadis, one of the world’s largest providers of business sustainability ratings, and OpenClassrooms, one of the largest online education and apprenticeship training platforms in Europe. Her previous non-executive experience includes serving as a Trustee of Yale University, non-executive director at Clarivate PLC, and as a Board member for Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment. She has also previously acted as an advisor to Creative Commons and Bain Capital.
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