Arran learned his trade as a picture editor for a UK publisher, before launching a photo agency representing the world's best ski and snowboard photographers. He then joined Getty Images in September 2001, launching Getty Images’ News and Entertainment service in the United Kingdom. During his time there Arran assumed responsibility for all Getty Images products: Editorial photography and the company’s Creative images portfolio for the UK Newspaper and Magazines sector, including the Mirror Group, News Ltd, Express Group, National Magazine and all other major print media networks.
In 2005, Arran returned home to Auckland to manage Getty Images New Zealand. In a short time, he helped to grow the company from a limited local offering to extensive national coverage capabilities and increased staff, and now manages film, photography and content development services. He has a management degree, a wife and three children, and a passion for skiing.