Christopher North (businessman)

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Christopher North
Christopher Corson North

October 1970 (age 50)
Alma materHarvard College
New York University
TitleCEO, Shutterfly

Christopher Corson North (born October 1970) is an American businessman, CEO of the online retailer Shutterfly.

Early life[edit]

Christopher Corson North was born in October 1970.[1] He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a master's degree in philosophy from New York University.[2]


North started his career as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, in their media and entertainment division. Then he became vice president and general manager of Electronic Publishing for HarperCollins Publishers and then chief operating officer of HarperCollins Canada.[2] After that, he was as global managing director at Phaidon Press.[2]

He became Amazon UK CEO in January 2011, replacing Brian McBride (now chairman of, who stepped down from the role to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Previously, North was head of Amazon's UK media businesses.[2] In May 2016, he became CEO of online specialty photo retailer Shutterfly.[3]

According to The Guardian, North is "one of the most powerful figures in British retail".[4] The Evening Standard included North in its list of London's 1000 most influential people 2011, stating that "North is shaking up UK retailing".[5]

Other roles[edit]

North sits on the advisory committee of Business for New Europe.[2]


  1. ^ " U.K. Ltd". Companies House. Retrieved 10 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Christopher North". Crunchbase. Retrieved 5 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Shutterfly, Inc. Names Christopher North President and Chief Executive Officer". Retrieved 3 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bowers, Simon (25 April 2014). "Amazon UK boss: How can following the law be unfair?". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "London's 1000 most influential people 2011: Tycoons & Retailers". Evening Standard. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)