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11 September 2017

Alamy appoints Andy Harding as Chief Executive Officer

Experienced e-commerce executive to lead Alamy and drive next phase of expansion; Co-founder James West to become Chair

Oxford, UK – September 11, 2017: Alamy, the stock photo pioneer, has announced that it has appointed Andy Harding to the role of Chief Executive Officer, with effect from December 4th 2017. Co-founder and CEO James West is moving up to the role of Chair after 18 years as CEO.

Harding is currently serving as interim Chief Customer Officer at Mothercare Plc, where he is responsible for the customer experience across both retail and e-commerce. Harding has previously held senior executive roles in multi-channel sales and e-commerce at House of Fraser, Ryman, and Carphone Warehouse.

Alamy Co-founder and CEO James West said of the appointment: “Alamy has been enjoying startup levels of growth these past couple of years, so after 18 years at the helm it felt like the right time to go shopping for a new CEO. We were looking for a high energy individual with solid general management experience and a deep understanding of the mechanics of e-commerce. Andy greatly impressed us with his past successes and enthusiasm for what Alamy is trying to achieve.”

Under Harding’s leadership, Alamy looks to build upon its recent success and grow the company into new territories and markets.

Andy Harding commented: "I am very excited to be joining Alamy to lead the business into the next stage of its growth story. James and the team have built a fantastic company, creating the most diverse stock photography library in the world, and I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the business into new markets, developing innovative solutions as to how new customer demands will be met."

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