Executive Board

Toby Hopkins, Chair

Media Licencing and Business Development Consultant

Toby has been working in pictures since CD-roms were the exciting new technology.

He has led sales teams and worked in business development at Hulton Deutsch, Corbis Getty Images and Bridgeman Images.

Areas of professional interest include copyright, the publishing industry and collective licensing.

Isabelle Doran, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Loupe Images

Isabelle is the Picture Library Manager at Loupe Images.

Throughout her career she has been both a supplier and client - previously working in the design sector, as well as at several picture libraries, including as a photography graduate at Tony Stone before it became Getty Images.

She also worked for several years at Magnum Photos, which has an unprecedented reputation in photojournalism and copyright.

This was followed by time away to complete a Masters in Museum Management, broadening her knowledge of the creative sector.

Tim Harris, Treasurer

Nature Picture Library

Tim Harris is Sales and Marketing Manager at Nature Picture Library, having joined the company in 2009.

Previously Tim managed the sales team at Photoshot and was manager of the NHPA collection for more than 20 years.

He has twice previously served on the BAPLA Executive Board and was for more than 10 years chair of the Rights Group.

He has judged several major nature photography competitions, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Tim holds a degree in Modern Languages and speaks French, German and Spanish.

Milica Lamb, Secretary

PA Images

Milica has about 20 plus years' experience in the picture industry, mostly in photo libraries working with clients.

More recently, Milica worked on the editorial side as Commissioning Editor for EPA, Picture Editor at the Press Association and Head of Entertainment at PA Images.

Her current role is split between entertainment responsibilities and heading up PA Image's international operation, responsible for the relationships with their network of international agents.

John Balean


John graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual Arts and a major in Photography.

After a brief period as a freelance photographer and visual artist he joined TopFoto (then Topham Picturepoint), where he is the International and Marketing Manager and also co-ordinating an EU (Europeana) project.

John has given lectures and written about the picture industry including, Editor of the 2008-2009 CEPIC Image Trading International, Chair of 'Free Pictures - Friends or Foes?' at the 2009 CEPIC Annual Congress, a contributor to Photo Archive News and as the Consultant to the Press Photo History Project.

In his spare time he creates daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography, using a vintage Gandolfi 5x7 plate camera.

Nicola Corbett

Getty Images

Nicola is the Director, Research & Clearance Services at Getty Images. Previously at BBC Worldwide and Reid and Casement, she has over 20 years’ experience in research, licensing and rights clearances. She has wide knowledge of the licensing and clearance process across all forms of commercial promotion.

In her current position she oversees a team of Research Editors and Rights Clearance specialists supporting licensees based in Europe.

Paul Seheult

Eye Ubiquitous / Hutchison

Paul has run his own picture library for 25 years and has been a member of the Executive Board for much of that time.

He has worked on various groups within the Board and was involved in dealing with changes to copyright law, the Copyright Hub and collective licensing.

He is now the CEO of PICSEL, a new collecting society for image rights holders, bringing equitable competition to the sector.

Olivia Stroud

V&A Images

Olivia Stroud has worked in the picture industry since 2000 with experience across the sector.

She started at Express Newspapers licensing content from their newspaper and magazine titles, followed by several years working in celebrity news in sales and production roles.

At Rex Features she managed the International picture desk before moving to the Press Association to manage international agents and suppliers at PA Images.

In her current position at V&A Images she manages the licensing of V&A copyright owned content worldwide, and advises on intellectual property and rights issues across the museum.