Chief Executive Officer
020 7739 6669
isabelle <at> the-aop.org
Isabelle is the current CEO for the Association of Photographers. Having undertaken a Foundation course at Harrow College of Art and Design (now part of the University of Westminster), she went onto graduate with BA Hons in Photography at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, before embarking on her professional career.
Throughout her 25 year career in the photo industry, Isabelle has been both a supplier and client, previously working in the design sector for various organisations, such as Conran Design Group and Luminous, as well as for several picture libraries - including as a photography graduate for Tony Stone, working as a darkroom technician to managing photographers’ contracts, leaving not long after it became Getty Images, and Magnum Photos, where she commissioned commercial shoots and stock sales for ad and design agencies on brands ranging from Absolut, Sky, and Universal to charities such as St. Mungo’s and Amnesty International. The latter of which was instrumental in influencing Isabelle’s appreciation for photojournalism and artistic storytelling, as well as copyright. She launched and managed an image library for a book publisher specialising in lifestyle, interiors and food, for over 14 years, during which time she volunteered to join the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies as a non-executive director, before chairing the organisation, in which she focused on safeguarding and championing the photo industry through lobbying efforts resulting from the Hargreaves Review.
As a strong advocate of the industry, Isabelle regularly attended stakeholder meetings with government, particularly the IPO, on matters affecting copyright legislation, as well as presenting on issues relating to copyright enforcement and the interests of photographers at various events, including CEPIC Congress, Westminster Media Forum, All Party Parliamentary Group on IP, and the British Copyright Council. Isabelle is currently a board director (representing Artistic Works) for the British Copyright Council. She was also formerly chair of PICSEL, a collective management organisation for professional image rightsholders, and a board representative at the Alliance for IP.
020 7739 6669
accounts <at> the-aop.org
Born in London, but grew up in sunny Cornwall, returning to London in 1993. Studied ‘Accountancy & Business Finance’ as a mature student at Thames Valley University, graduating in 2000. Since graduating have worked mainly for charities and non-profit organisations and have stood as a governor at ‘New End Primary School’.
Enjoy playing tennis, running and long walks with the dog.
Communications and Events Co-ordinator
020 7739 6669
suzanne <at> the-aop.org
Membership Services Administrator
020 7739 6669
chris <at> the-aop.org
Chris has a long and varied history within the non-for-profit sector, primarily supporting or developing community-based projects with an environmental, arts or heritage theme.
More recently (and for 8 years) he was the membership officer for the Quilters’ Guild – supporting members, staff and volunteers whilst also developing numerous processes (IT and non-IT). He firmly believes that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. To that end, he was also responsible for ensuring what was once an entirely office-based system - to one that allowed all membership process to be managed remotely, more effectively and with less resources.
He has a long-standing interest in photography and up until the pandemic was focused primarily on music and theatrical photography.
Business and Legal Adviser
020 3327 7209
nickdunmur <at> the-aop.org
Nick has been a professional photographer all his working life. He spent 6 years as a non-executive director of the AOP Board, two years of which as Chair.
Nick has been involved with various working groups and committees concerned with copyright and photographers' rights at the AOP and other organisations including the British Copyright Council (BCC) and the British Photographic Council (BPC).
Picking up the reins from Gwen Thomas, Nick provides business and legal advice to our members on matters relating to professional practice, licensing, issues with copyright and infringements. This service is free to AOP Photographer members.
As a practicing photographer of commissioned and personal work, Nick is ideally placed to look at problems from a photographer's perspective.
Portrait © David Partner 2013