Annette Thomas

CEO, Scientific and Academic Research

Annette Thomas

Annette was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific & Academic Research business of Clarivate Analytics in September 2017;  having served on its board since March 2017.

Her career spans nearly 25 years in scientific and educational publishing – most recently, she held the post of Chief Scientific Officer at Springer Nature. She began her career as a cell biology editor for Nature, before being appointed managing director of Nature Publishing Group, followed by chief executive of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, and then Chief Executive Officer of Macmillan Science and Education.

Annette holds a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Harvard University and a Doctoral degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Yale University. She also serves as a trustee and board member of The Yale Corporation and was awarded the Kim Scott Walwyn prize, set up in 2004 to celebrate outstanding achievements by women in publishing.  Annette  is also recipient of the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, which is awarded to outstanding alumni of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for distinguished achievements in scholarship, teaching, academic administration, and public service.