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Board Members

James West

James is our CEO and co-founded the company back in 1999 with Mike Fischer. He loves technology and is the driving force behind loads of the exciting projects we work on at Alamy. As well as Alamy, James also runs video monitoring company Manything, which turns spare smartphones and tablets into sophisticated video monitoring cameras.

Mike Fischer

Mike is our Chair and co-founded Alamy with James back in 1999. He also co-founded and was CEO of RM, the UK company that pioneered the use of technology in the classroom. He is founder of the Fischer Family Trust which runs projects in health and education. Working alongside Tim, James and John he develops the business strategy. He’s also a chairman of Manything.

Tim Pearson
Non-executive director

Tim is our non-executive director; he has loads of experience in the technical world and after joining RM as a graduate in 1981 built his way up to the CEO position at the same company in 2001. He works with Mike, James and John to develop the business strategy and shares his wealth of knowledge with other members of our team. He’s also a co-founder of Manything.

John Schilizzi

John joined Alamy in 2000 when the idea of getting one million images on the website was ambitious! As CFO, John leads the finance and legal teams to make sure Alamy is making money and not breaking any laws.

John enjoys road biking and can often be spotted cycling into work (yes, there’s lycra involved).

Senior Team

Hannah Atack
HR Director

Hannah joined Alamy in 2018 bringing with her 15 years’ experience from large financial services and telecoms businesses to investor-led tech companies. Hannah leads a team who are responsible for all people-related strategy and operational activity within the business. An advocate of lean and disruptive HR, Hannah is passionate about the transformative impact the right people, and people strategy, can have on the success of an organisation.

Hannah is a mum of 2, loves the sea, boats and anything Agatha Christie.

Alan Capel
Director of Community

Alan has been at Alamy since 2000 and in the industry forever! As Director of Community, he oversees the Alamy sales, customer service, picture research, image content and news teams, plus the distribution network and overseas offices (yes, that is a big job!)

Alan is a huge Leicester City fan, a freelance cartoonist and a dad of 4 brilliant kids.

James Hall
Director of Product

James joined Alamy in 2011 fresh from Fleet Street to set up the Alamy live news team. Over the years he has worked on improving our search engine and now holds the role of Director of Product. He’s responsible for providing customers and contributors with world-leading products they love!

When not at Alamy, James can often be found struggling up a hill on a mountain bike.

Kaldip Chohan
Head of Development

Kaldip is our Head of Development. After studying Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering he decided to move away from this field to pursue a career in software development. With more than 28 years’ experience in developing software, 19 of those in the stock photo industry, Kaldip leads our offshore team overseeing the design, planning and implementation of software projects across the company.

Rachel Wakefield
Head of Customer Success

Rachel joined Alamy in 2004 and knows everything there is to know about selling images. She leads Alamy’s dedicated account management, customer service, picture research and live news teams.

Rachel is a proud mum of two who can be found playing boules, quoits or anything that involves chucking a larger object at a smaller one while holding a glass of wine.

Adam Goldberg
VP of Sales, North America

Adam Goldberg is our VP of Sales for North America and leads our US Sales Team on key accounts and new business sales in the advertising, corporate, publishing and broadcast markets. Adam has built up over 20 years’ experience in the stock industry working at Corbis, Archive Films/Photos and FPG International before joining Alamy in 2012.

Jane Serember
GM, Australia & New Zealand

Jane is our GM of Australia & New Zealand and is accountable for the ANZ market. Jane has over 20 years’ experience in Media and Publishing and prior to joining the Alamy team held leadership positions at News Corp and Bauer. With a focus on driving commercial success, Jane specialises in leading high performing engaged teams. When not working, you’ll find Jane in the ring practising her Muay Thai skills.

Srinivas Paladugu
CTO, Alamy India

Srini is our CTO (Chief Technical Officer) for India. He is responsible for the overall direction, implementation, coordination and support of all IT, design and development-related activities at our India office. Srini has more than 22 years of experience in the Technology Industry and plays an integral role in developing the growth of our India office.