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London, Soho, United Kingdom, 2009/06/03 - Christina Vaughan – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Image Source, the world’s leading producer of royalty free stock imagery – is today officially elected as the new president of CEPIC in Dresden, Germany.
CEPIC, the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock Heritage, announced the result of the official committee members’ vote at their annual congress in Dresden today. CEPIC represents over 1,000 picture sources in Europe, providing the single united voice for the photographic industry.
Christina becomes the youngest ever President to head CEPIC, the first woman and the first person of mixed heritage in the role. Christina has become a leading expert and authority in stock imagery since founding Image Source in 1999. Over the past ten years, the royalty free stock photography producer, renowned for its premium image quality and legal hygiene, has gone from strength to strength. Image Source now trades through an international distribution network of over 150 partners across 80 countries worldwide, with a collection of 150,000 images. Image Source will continue to lead the way in creative and pioneering high-end innovative content, by making an announcement at CEPIC of a new product launch.
In the new role of President, Christina brings a manifesto of change, transparency and inclusiveness. She is determined to make the role of CEPIC (cepic.org) relevant to every European business working in the production, representation and distribution of visual content and to embrace new practices to drive the industry forward.
Christina comments ‘I have accepted this position because I am a believer in the concept that the creation of an environment where all visual communication businesses can flourish, whatever their size or make-up, creates a wider and better business community for all of us. At heart, I am an entrepreneur who believes in seeking out opportunity and conquering adversity. Our industry requires strong leadership in a period of high velocity change and I hope to provide vision and inspiration to my colleagues within this wonderful industry.’
The election of Christina to President comes hot on the heels of her being announced as the winner of Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in London less than two weeks ago, which represents Christina’s commitment to a truly global business environment.
About Image Source
Image Source (imagesource.com) is the world’s leading producer of premium royalty free stock imagery. Headquartered in London, UK, with regional offices in New York, the company also supplies imagery through over 150 partners worldwide. This strong international sales network enabled the company to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category in 2005. Image Source has also been shortlisted by The Sunday Times Best Employers Guide 2008 as ‘One to Watch’ and is in The Guardian’s 2008 book of Britain’s Top Employers. The company is also accredited with ISO 9001 and achieved a place on the 2008 Media Momentum Top 50, a list of the fastest growing digital media companies in the UK. Creative professionals around the world can purchase and download imagery instantly from the website.