CHANGES to the hierarchy were on the agenda at the AGM of the British Antique Dealers’ Association on July 7, the most important being the appointment of Harrogate picture dealer Ian Walker as the new chairman of the association.

Kensington Oriental art dealer Richard Marchant stepped down from the chairmanship after four years.

Mr Walker, right, is pictured with two new BADA Council members, Oriental ceramics specialist and writer Michael Cohen and London Victorian watercolour dealer Kaye Michie.

A third new Council member is second generation Lincolnshire furniture dealer John Hansord, while Burlington Arcade, W1 silver specialist Daniel Bexfield re-joins the Council.