Karen Thomson Appointed to the Board of United Business Media in 2006, "Karen Thomson was a director of Vodafone UK Limited until June 2008. Prior to that she was president of AOL Europe, having been chief executive and chairman of AOL UK, with responsibility for the AOL and Compuserve services in the UK. Karen was with AOL for over 11 years and under her leadership, AOL became one of the leading online content providers in the UK. Prior to AOL, Karen held roles as planning and business development director in UK advertising and marketing agencies following positions in the mobile communications industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Aberdeen University and an honorary doctorate and MBA from Middlesex University."