Alamy Appoints Andy Harding CEO

Posted on 9/12/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Alamy has appointed Andy Harding to take over the role of Chief Executive Officer beginning on 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. He started with Mothercare in July so had only served in that position for two months before deciding to move to Alamy.

Harding has previously held senior executive roles in multi-channel sales and e-commerce at House of Fraser, which he joined in January 2011. He served as chief customer officer prior to his departure in August 2016. He has also held roles at RymanBHS, 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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  • Dale Wilson Posted Sep 13, 2017
    Congratulations Mr Harding. But nary a comment on how you could attract the best content providers by returning them to a living wage (royalty split).

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