Alan Burns – 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:

  • Provided financial leadership to the Expedia Europe business through a period of significant international growth (2006-2009)
  • Part of team that consolidated Hotels.com’s operations into a single global brand (2009-2010)
  • Led acquisitions of Hofmann (2014) and posterXXL (2015)
  • Delivery of sale of Photobox Group to Exponent and Electra in 2016

Education:

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:

Being a dad (to 3 busy kids) and husband. And chasing down a new marathon personal best.

 

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Since 2011

Group Chief Financial Officer, PhotoBox Group

2009-2010

Chief Financial Officer, Autoquake.com

2006-2009

Board member, Voyages-sncf.com

2006-2009

VP Finance, Europe, Expedia

2005-2006

Finance Director, Expedia.co.uk

2001-2004

Financial Controller, TV Travel Shop Limited

1995-2001

Audit and Transaction Services, KPMG