New Managing Director announced for Woolley and Wallis

16th February 2012

Antiques Roadshow expert joins Salisbury salerooms.

Woolley and Wallis has appointed Clive Stewart-Lockhart as Managing Director.  He will take up his appointment at the beginning of May. 

Mr Stewart-Lockhart is a well-known face in the antiques world, having been a regular expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow for the past 18 years. He began his career at Sotheby's then worked for many years at Dreweatts auctioneers near Newbury, ending up as Deputy Chairman.  He is a past Chairman of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.  

Woolley and Wallis Chairman Paul Viney commented:
"I am delighted that Clive, who has been a good friend for many years, has decided to join us.  I have been Managing Director at Woolley and Wallis for 17 years so it's high time I passed on some of the day-to-day running of the company to a fresh pair of hands.

At the same time the company's Asian Art specialist John Axford, will be promoted to Deputy Chairman.  Paul Viney, who has been fulfilling the role of both Chairman and Managing Director, will continue as full time Chairman.

"John Axford's promotion is richly deserved.  Thanks in no small part to his remarkable Asian Art sales we have been the highest grossing regional salerooms in the U.K. for the past three years.  However the last thing we can do is rest on our laurels and I'm confident that these management changes will ensure that Woolley and Wallis continues to grow and prosper for many years to come".
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