Amelia Higgins was appointed the top spot at LAW, the biannual celebration of art in the capital, taking charge of day-to-day executive management. She formerly worked for Old Master dealer Johnny van Haeften and has been with LAW since 2017.
It is one of several changes to LAW leadership.
Dealer Stephen Ongpin, a specialist in Old Master 19th and 20th century drawings, has been appointed chairman of the board, where he has also served since 2017. He takes over from Lowell Libson, who has been chairman for the past two years.
New board members have also been appointed: Andreas Pampoulides of Lullo Pampoulides and Matthew Reeves of Sam Fogg.
Meanwhile, Valentina Vico of Benappi Fine Art (of Turin and London) and Davide Trevisani of Maurizio Nobile (of Paris and Bologna) have taken on the newly created roles of international advisory members. The positions have been created due to the growing number of internationally based dealers now taking part in the event.
LAW vice-chair, Alexandra Toscano of Trinity Fine Art says: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome our new colleagues, all of whom are bringing fresh ideas to the table, and offer a different, and international, perspective on how we continue to develop London Art Week.”
London Art Week was launched in 2013 as a marketing and events platform to unite Master Drawings London (established in 2001), Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (established in 2013) and Master Paintings Week (established in 2009).