Emily Shelley appointed Managing Director of Alamy, the stock imagery business

Emily Shelley
PA Media Group press release – 18 February, 2020.

Emily Shelley has been appointed Managing Director of Alamy, the global stock imagery business. Her appointment follows PA Media Group’s acquisition of Alamy earlier this month.

Emily replaces James West, co-founder of Alamy, who stepped down from his role as Chief Executive following the sale to take a consultancy position with the business.

Emily is currently Managing Director of Sticky Content, a full-service digital, creative and social agency within the PA Media Group. She began her career at PA Media 20 years ago. Originally training as a journalist, she worked as Features Editor and later Head of Entertainment, before moving into business development and management positions.

Emily will take up her new role in the coming weeks. She will report to Andrew Dowsett, Chief Operating Officer of the PA Media Group.

Emily Shelley, Managing Director of Alamy, said:

“I feel privileged to be joining such a successful company with such a bright future. I look forward to meeting my new colleagues over the coming weeks and working together on the next phase of growth for the business.

“Global demand for rights-managed and royalty-free imagery continues to grow. With the editorial capabilities and connections of PA Media Group and the commercial platform and creative library of Alamy now aligned, there is an exciting future ahead.”

Andrew Dowsett, Chief Operating Officer at PA Media Group, said:

“Emily brings to Alamy sound business sense combined with a creative eye and an in-depth understanding of what customers want from visual content. She will be an excellent addition to the team.”

About PA Media Group

PA Media Group plc comprises a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies, spanning news & information, data, technology and communications services.

Its flagship brand, PA Media, is the UK and Ireland’s leading news agency.  Alongside PA Media, the Group is also the parent company of Alamy, the global stock imagery business; EBS, a TV metadata business; Globelynx, a broadcast technology company; Sticky Content, a digital content agency and StreamAMG, a video streaming business. It also owns a stake in the financial news provider, Alliance News, automotive content business, Baize Group and the social video creation platform, Wochit.

PA Media Group has 20 shareholders, made up mainly of UK news media businesses. The largest shareholders include DMGT plc, News UK plc, Reach plc and Informa plc

About Alamy

Alamy is the world’s most diverse stock photo library with close to 200 million creative and editorial stock photos, vectors, 360-degree images and videos from individual photographers, picture agencies and archives. Its global contributor base supplies upwards of 100,000 new images a day to the company’s online platform.

Founded in 1999, Alamy was built on a vision to change the world of picture buying and selling. The company has successfully developed technical expertise, great customer service, strong photographer relations and a powerful brand story, to deliver a compelling proposition to the world’s picture buyers.

The library offers creative and editorial stock photography sourced from a network of over 100,000 photographers and 650 picture agencies and archives. Its customers span the globe, covering the publishing, advertising, design, corporate and broadcast sectors.

Alamy’s headquarters are in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. It has offices in the United States and India, as well as a team based in Australia.

Picture credit: Emily Shelley ©PA Media Group