David Juda of Annely Juda Fine Art has taken over from James Roundell of Dickinson as Chairman of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD). Mr Roundell was appointed chairman in July 2010.

Mr Juda said he intends to "strengthen still further our representation of contemporary galleries while maintaining the society's role in promoting the interests of fine art dealers across the board".

He added: "These are not easy times for the art trade and we need to be sure that the important contribution we make to the UK economy is well understood by all those who have an influence over our affairs."