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ANNOUNCEMENT: Anne Mannion is appointed as AOP Chair

11 June 2019

The Association of Photographers (AOP) are delighted to announce that Anne Mannion has been appointed as Chair of the AOP, having served on the board as an Independent Director since 2016. 

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Anne is a Senior Associate Solicitor at the leading UK firm for the photographic industry Swan Turton LLP. Having a long history with the AOP, Swan Turton have provided a legal advice service for AOP members since 1990. 


“It is a great honour to be appointed as the AOP Chair.

In one way or another I have been involved with photography and film all my life and am delighted to be part of this wonderful community of professional photographers.

In the coming years, together with Seamus McGibbon and my fellow board members, I look forward to continuing to put the AOP on a business focused footing, gaining exposure for our members, promoting their interests and lobbying for their rights in a rapidly evolving industry.” Anne Mannion


AOP Executive Director, Seamus McGibbon comments: 

“We are extremely pleased to be able to say that Anne Mannion of firm Swan Turton has agreed to become the AOP Chair. 

Anne is a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in the field. This and her unwavering passion for photography and photographers along with her enthusiastic professionalism makes her a very special appointment for the AOP.  

We are excited to embark on the next stage of our development with Anne at the helm.”

We welcome Anne in her new position and look forward to this exciting new phase for the AOP.

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