THE Fine Art Auction Group Ltd, trading as Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions, have appointed Will Richards as deputy chairman of Dreweatts.
He replaces Clive Stewart-Lockhart, who is
leaving to become managing director of the Salisbury-based Woolley
Mr Richards started his career with Phillips
and later Bonhams, where he became a director responsible for the
firm's regional operation in the South East of England. He joined
Dreweatts in 2008 as the group's director in the South East.
Replacing Mr Richards, in turn, will be
Jeremy Sparks. Dreweatts' new director in the South East recently
held this position at Bonhams, having previously managed his own
saleroom, Calcutt Maclean Standen in Kent.
Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions have made
the further appointments of Dr Benedetta Mottino in the Asian art
department and Shane Xu in the contemporary prints department.
Separately, Elaine Morgan (nee Binning)
takes up a general consultancy role at Donnington Priory, where she
had previously worked for over 20 years, while joining Dreweatts'
jewellery, silver and watches team is Patricia Law. A long-standing
fellow of the Gemmological Association, she brings over 25 years of
experience in the auction and valuation industry.
Dreweatts has also appointed Richard
Chadwick as a consultant in portrait miniatures.
Stephan Ludwig, the group's executive chairman, said: "These new
additions to our staff underline our commitment to providing a
highly responsive and client-centric service across the key
disciplines in today's evolving auction market place. While much of
our transactional business becomes increasingly internet-led, there
remains no substitute for direct interaction with our committed and
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