Annette Thomas

Senior Advisor



Annette Thomas is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the EMEA region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Annette served as Chief Executive of world-leading media, data analytics and education companies including Guardian Media Group and Web of Science Group (part of Clarivate Analytics) and Macmillan.  For over two decades, she has overseen numerous digital and data transformation strategies in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer settings, driving growth by pivoting businesses from regional to global, print to digital, advertising to subscription to open business models, and from publishing to data to predictive analytics.

Current Board Affiliations

Matillion, Senior Advisor
EcoVadis, Board Member
Pearson PLC, Non-Executive Independent Director

Historical Board Affiliations

Clarivate Analytics, Non-Executive Director
Cambridge University Press and Assessment, Non-Executive Director
National Center for Biotechnology Information, Board of Scientific Counselors


Yale University, PhD, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Harvard University, BSc, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Community Involvement

Yale University, Trustee and Member of the Board of the Yale Corporation (2016-2022)

Senior Advisors are independent contractors that are advisors to General Atlantic and its portfolio companies. They are not employees nor affiliates of General Atlantic entities.

Advisory Directors are former Managing Directors who have retired under General Atlantic’s retirement policy.