The British Art Market Federation have announced that Lord Inglewood is to be their new president.
He replaces Lord Brooke who first took up
the mantle as one of the founders of BAMF in 1996.
Lord Inglewood, a businessman who in 1999
was elected one of the hereditary peers to remain in the House of
Lords, chairs the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications
and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). He has just
completed his term as chairman of the Reviewing Committee on the
Export of Works of Art.
Having twice served as an MEP, he also
brings valuable experience to his new role working with BAMF
chairman Anthony Browne in negotiating European Union issues, which
have formed a major part of the federation's work over the
Mr Browne paid tribute to Lord Brooke,
saying: "We are enormously grateful to Peter Brooke for all he has
done over the years, especially for all his wise advice and
political expertise. In Richard Inglewood, we have found the ideal
candidate to follow in his footsteps."
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