James Sturrock, Managing Director


James in less than 20 words:

Highly experienced marketing and commercial leader, an advocate of continuously working to find a ‘better way’.

Working life:

James has spent his working life working for market leaders or category disrupters, embracing a challenge and relishing empowering the underdog in business. And now he leads a business that is a perfect combination of a leader and a disruptor.

Reasons for joining the PhotoBox family:

“I come from a family of retail enthusiasts and couldn’t help but end up in a forward thinking retail environment like the PhotoBox family. That plus all my friends singing the Moonpig.com jingle to me every time we meet – I’ve never looked back!”

Career highlights:

  • Winning young marketer of the year for a stellar campaign at Direct Line (that was a while ago as you can probable see from my profile photo!)
  • Growing a new business division within Direct Line targeting a new customer audience to over £100m


James hold a BA from the University of Reading in European Economics and Politics with French Language

Bringing up children – the biggest education in influencing skills, negotiation and patience!

Away from the office:

James entered a triathlon recently, only to discover that running really wasn’t for him – but this was 5km into the run! Mostly he sticks to cycling around the Surrey countryside and spending time with his young family encouraging them all to send lots of greetings cards, flowers and gifts where possible of course.

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CV Highlights - Linkedin

2014 – Present

CRO and now MD at Moonpig.com

2011 – 2014

Commercial and Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

2008 – 2011

Head of Acquisition Marketing, Direct Line

2007 – 2008

Senior Marketing Manager, Direct Line

2005 – 2007

Marketing and e-Marketing Manager, Privilege RBS Group

2003 – 2004

Ecommerce Relationship Manager, The AA

2002 – 2003

Graduate Management Scheme, Centrica