Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire UK which has a combined audience of over 7 million women a month across its many platforms.
She has overseen the brand’s journey from a print magazine to digital-first brand since October 2019 and regularly speaks at events and chairs panel discussions around topics such as women's empowerment and diversity.
Andrea has worked as a journalist for a range of publications over her 20 year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia.
In her years as an undercover reporter, she travelled the world for the Daily Mail, exposing everything from child labour in India to rogue surgeons in Moscow creating stem cell beauty treatments from aborted foetuses. She’s secretly filmed money-grabbing doctors on Harley Street for Channel 4 show The Ugly Face of Beauty and been undercover on celebrity yachts in Cannes to investigate the casting couch tradition that exploits young models during festival season. Her most nerve-wrecking stories included researching the casual use of rape-drugs in Goa for The Sunday Times and going undercover to expose the dubious business dealings of property tycoon Donald Trump for The Daily Mail, a whole decade before he took up residence at the White House.
At Marie Claire, Andrea is passionate about telling the stories of those often marginalised by the mainstream media and oversaw a feature about rape in the Congo that won the title an Amnesty Media Award. She is passionate about championing sustainability, inclusivity and equality and regularly chairs events around these themes.
Andrea sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors and mentors young women from disadvantaged communities trying to break into the media industry.
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