North departs Amazon for Shutterfly

North departs Amazon for Shutterfly

Amazon.co.uk managing director Christopher North is to leave the business, taking up a post as president and chief executive officer of personalised gift company Shutterfly from 31st May.

North has worked at Amazon since 2006, serving as the UK managing director since 2011. Shutterfly noted that Amazon’s UK revenue had grown to more than $9bn in 2015. Shutterfly recorded sales of $1bn in 2015.

North said: “I’m delighted to be joining Shutterfly, a company I have long admired. Our family have been happy customers for more than a decade. With Shutterfly’s dedication to customers, incredible team and track record of innovation, I believe the company is strongly positioned to grow and increase profitability in order to drive shareholder value.” North will relocate from London to the Bay Area.

Prior to joining Amazon, North worked at Phaidon Press and HarperCollins.