After nearly eight years at the helm of Woolley and Wallis (as Managing Director then, more recently, Deputy Chairman) Clive Stewart-Lockhart will be standing down at the end of March 2020.
Clive came to Woolley’s in 2012, leaving his position as Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts, where he had worked for 30 years. Alongside his role in managing the company, Clive has worked tirelessly alongside former Chairman, Paul Viney, in the increasingly busy Valuations department. At the time of Clive’s appointment, Paul had been fulfilling the role of Managing Director alongside his position as Chairman, and he welcomed what he described as “a fresh pair of hands”.
The past eight years has seen significant changes at the Salisbury auction house, with the establishment of new departments, notably Tribal Art, under Will Hobbs, and Medals & Coins, Arms and Armour, under Ned Cowell, and the move of the majority of departments to new premises just outside the city at Old Sarum. The latter move, particularly, has allowed the firm to expand both physically and in terms of the expertise it can provide, and at least eight members of departmental staff have come to the firm during Clive’s tenure.
“We have never wanted to rest on our laurels at Woolley and Wallis,” said Chairman, John Axford, “and I am extremely grateful to Clive for all his work over the last eight years which has really helped us to grow and consolidate our position as the leading regional saleroom. He will be missed on a day to day basis. In future, Clive will be working as an independent valuer but he has said that he hopes to continue to bring us business as and when appropriate. I certainly look forward to continuing our working relationship in the years to come.”