Executive Board

Isabelle Doran, Interim Chair, Head of Policy & Public Affairs

Throughout her career Isabelle 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

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.

Yvonne Aldsworth

Yvonne has worked within a media environment, and more specifically syndication, for nearly fifteen years. She started her career in the London bureau of Media24 Magazines in 2006, then moved on to the role of International Editor at Camera Press in 2013. She has been working as Account Manager at IDS since last year – liaising daily with picture agencies, archives, publications as well as brands.

Yvonne has extensive experience of working within partnership roles, particularly within editorial licensing on an international scale.

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 Operations Manager.

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

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.

Dirk Hendrickx

Dirk is the CEO of Bridgeman Images. In his current role, Dirk is engaged in all the aspects of Image Licensing across the globe and is a Director of Picsel. A Dutch national, Dirk moved to the UK in 2004, after having lived and worked in the USA, France, and Germany (and of course the Netherlands). After a myriad of successful international commercial roles, Dirk became a Managing Director for the first more than 6 yeas’ ago.

In his spare time, Dirk likes to spend time with his daughters, swimming and being outdoors. In the last few years, Dirk is and has been a Director/Trustee of various School Trusts with a particular focus to support the development of children growing up under less privileged circumstances.

Paul Seheult

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.

Amy Taylor

Amy is the Picture Library Manager and DAMS Project Officer at the Ashmolean Museum, part of the University of Oxford. She has been working in image-related jobs within Oxford University for nearly 12 years, having started out working at the Bodleian Library and the History of Science Museum, which also both form part of the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM, or collections) division.

As Picture Library Manager at the Ashmolean (since 2014), she has developed a wealth of experience in image and heritage metadata standards, visual IP and copyright law, marketing and licensing, customer/ supplier relations and contract negotiation.

Beatriz Waters

Beatriz is the Head of BM Images, the British Museum’s content licensing department, having managed the business since its inception in 2006. As a result of this, Beatriz was responsible for implementing fees, standards and policies and communicating these with stakeholders across the Museum in addition to offering advice on intellectual policy and rights issues.

On the one hand, Beatriz brings sales experience of a business which has grown year on year, and on the other hand, an understanding of typical museum dilemmas.

Having worked in the Image industry for 22 years, Beatriz started at the Bridgeman Art Library then moved to British Museum Press as an image buyer before starting the Museum’s first centralised images service.