After seven years, Baroness Rawlings will step down as president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association in January to be replaced by Lord Evans of Temple Guiting.
A keen collector of antiques, Lord (Matthew)
Evans was chairman of the publishers Faber & Faber for more
than 20 years, leading a restructuring and modernising programme at
the business. He was previously chairman of the former Museums
& Archives Council, of the Royal Court Theatre and served as a
member of the Arts Council's National Lottery Advisory Panel.
In addition to serving as a Whip in the last
government, he was also Shadow Minister for the Arts in 2011 and at
present is non-executive chairman of the UK subsidiary of EFG Bank,
a Swiss private bank.
Above: BADA president elect Lord
Chairman of BADA Jonathan Coulborn, of
Thomas Coulborn & Sons, said; "I know that all the membership
will join me in thanking Baroness Rawlings for her support for BADA
over the last seven years. We welcome Lord Evans at an interesting
moment of flux in the antiques trade. His wide-ranging experience
and business knowledge will be invaluable to us as we plan for the
Baroness Rawlings has also accepted an
invitation to become honorary president of the Friends of the BADA