Alamy Announces Departure of Alan Capel, Director of Transformation, After Two Decades of Outstanding Service


Alamy Announces Departure of Alan Capel, Director of Transformation, After Two Decades of Outstanding Service

[London, 26 May 2023] – Alamy, the renowned provider of high-quality stock imagery and innovative solutions, regrets to announce the departure of Alan Capel, Director of Transformation, after an exceptional tenure of twenty years. Alan’s contributions and dedication have played a pivotal role in shaping Alamy’s success and establishing its prominent position within the industry.

During his tenure, Alan Capel has been instrumental in driving transformative initiatives and guiding Alamy through various significant milestones. His visionary leadership and deep understanding of the evolving digital landscape have been instrumental in ensuring Alamy’s growth and relevance in an increasingly competitive market.

He has fulfilled multiple senior roles across the business at various times including Head of Commercial and Head of Content, becoming Director of Business Transformation after Alamy’s acquisition by PA Media Group three years ago.

Alamy Managing Director Emily Shelley said: “Alan has been a guiding force behind Alamy’s success for the last two decades and one of its most popular faces both inside the business and externally within the industry.

“We’re very sad to be losing him but we understand and respect his decision to step back and pursue other projects. Fortunately, Alan has always generously shared his encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry and the business with colleagues, so he leaves us in good shape.”

For the time being Alan’s responsibilities will be picked up by senior executives, James Allsworth – Head of Content, Gemma Dewhurst – Head of News, Sport and Entertainment and Rachel Wakefield – Head of Core Markets, among others.

Alan, who leaves the business at the end of June, said: “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved at Alamy. We set out to do things differently and we’ve stayed true to those principles. It’s been a fantastic journey and I’ve learnt and laughed a lot along the way. I’ve made lifelong friends inside and outside the business – and I met my wife at Alamy too, so that was a bonus!”

“But 23 years is a long time and I’ve made the very difficult decision to move on. I have some ideas and projects I’m looking forward to tackling. I leave the business in very capable and safe hands. Emily and her team have clear and exciting ambitions and I know they can succeed.”

Alamy extends its heartfelt gratitude to Alan Capel for his outstanding contributions and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The impact of his leadership and dedication will be felt for years to come.

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