Sarah Percy-Davis took over from Japanese netsuke dealer Max Rutherston on October 10, the first time the chairman's role has been filled by someone not directly involved in the field of Asian Art. She will be working with the AAIL board to guide the next phase of development for this marketing initiative.
Mrs Percy-Davis brings over 20 years' experience in the art world from both the dealer and auction house perspective. In her previous position as CEO of the dealers' association LAPADA, she spent ten years representing dealers' interests and prior to that had experience as a specialist and auctioneer of 19th century pictures at Phillips and Sotheby's.
"I'm delighted to take on this exciting and challenging role to develop Asian Art in London further," she said. "I have admired the organisation from afar for many years under the able leadership of Max Rutherston. I am looking forward to capitalising on the many opportunities in this buoyant and interesting market."
Asian Art in London runs this year from October 30 to November 8.