Mothercare’s newly installed interim chief customer officer Andy Harding has barely warmed his office chair before heading straight for the exit to head up stock photography provider Alamy in service to its co-founder and chief executive James West.
Just two months into his Mothercare role Harding is off to pastures new once again to channel his extensive experience in retail to the world of online archival – with Alamy having amassed a collection of 110m images, illustrations and videos sourced from agencies, photographers, news archives and museums.
Having previously served as director of ecommerce at House of Fraser since 2011 Harding arrived at Mothercare in an interim capacity in July, the latest twist in a career which has included spells at BHS, Carphone Warehouse and Ryman.
Harding remarked: “I am very excited to be joining Alamy to lead the business into the next stage of its growth story.
“James and the team have built a fantastic company, creating the most diverse stock photography library in the world, and I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the business into new markets, developing innovative solutions as to how new customer demands will be met.”
Harding will assume his new role from 4 December.