Alan Burns, Group Chief Financial Officer

PhotoBox Group

Alan in less than 20 words:

A financial powerhouse turning figures into strategy. Alan is a composed, approachable and inspiring leader.

Working life:

With the exception of a year spent auditing pottery companies in Stoke-on-Trent, Alan has worked in London for his entire career at some of the most exciting ecommerce businesses around.

Reasons for joining PhotoBox:

“I love e-commerce and I love ambitious businesses with real potential – PhotoBox meets both of those criteria and much much more”.

Career highlights:

  • Alan joined PhotoBox Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and played a pivotal role in the successful acquisition of Moonpig in the same year.
  • Worked in the team that consolidated’s operations into a single global brand (2009-2010)
  • Provided financial leadership to the Expedia Europe business through a period of significant international growth (2006-2009).


Alan holds a BA (hons) in Geography from the University of Sheffield, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Away from the office:

Alan loves cycling (and when he has the time, even rides a bike!); otherwise he can be found obsessing about his favourite band (Suede), training for his next running event and spending time with his wife and three young kids.

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