A number of staff changes are taking place this Autumn at Woolley and Wallis.
After 14 years as Head of our Jewellery Department, Jonathan Edwards has decided to go part time and will become a consultant as from September 1st. Marielle Whiting, who has worked so succesfully with Jonathan over the last eight years, will become Head of the Department and has been appointed an Associate Director of the company. She will be assisted by Charlotte Glyde who joined us earlier this year.
Elaine Binning was brought up in Oxfordshire and studied 'Valuation and Auctioneering of Fine Art' at Southampton Institute. She followed this by working at Sotheby's from 1988 in a number of departments before joining Dreweatts in 1992. There she ran the Furniture Department and was also an auctioneer until she became a consultant in recent years. Elaine has been a regular member of the BBC Antiques Roadshow team for 17 years and we are delighted that she has joined us as a consultant.
Jeremy Morgan has joined Woolley and Wallis as Senior Specialist in Asian Art after a 23-year career at Christies where he was a Director and International specialist. Earlier this year he discovered an important pair of Chinese Imperial butterfly vases which sold for £13m, the second highest price ever recorded for Chinese lot sold in the U.K.
Natalie Milsted has joined us as the new Company Secretary. Natalie worked for Woolley & Wallis Partnership twelve years ago and has returned after living and working in Scotland. Natalie is a Fellow of the ACCA and is taking on the role from her former mentor Mr James Macarthur who was company secretary for 28 years.