As Senior Vice President, Editorial, Ken Mainardis is responsible for the global Getty Images Sport, Entertainment, News, and Archival product lines, maintaining the company’s position as the world’s market leader in the production and licensing of editorial photography, paid assignments and associated services.
Ken oversees the business’ coverage of over 160,000 news, sports and entertainment events every year. Events include the Olympic Games, World Cup Finals and the Super Bowl, the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival and global Fashion Weeks.
Ken began his career in 1995 as an assignments editor for the Reuters News Agency in their London bureau, before taking on the role of Global Sports Editor for Reuters Pictures in 2000.
In June 2004, Ken joined Getty Images as Managing Editor, EMEA and a year later became Director of Editorial Photography with a focus on major editorial events. In April 2010, Ken took on the new role of Senior Director, Editorial Services and Events with a global brief responsible for editorial event operations and services and in February 2013 was appointed Vice President, Sports Imagery and Operations. Ken has been leading both the sports and entertainment businesses since 2016.
Ken is also a board member of the News Media Coalition, a not-for-profit trade organization protecting the news media’s access to events of public interest.