Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

Matthew Haley has been promoted to managing director of Bonhams’ Knightsbridge auction house.


Matthew Haley has been promoted to managing director of Bonhams’ Knightsbridge auction house.

He succeeds Jon Baddeley who is retiring from management responsibilities after 50 years in the art and antiques world, including 22 at Bonhams. Baddeley will continue to act as a consultant to the company.

Haley has been Head of Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams London since 2013, a position he will combine with his new role. He joined the Bonhams book department in London in 2004, then worked in New York and Los Angeles with the auction house between 2008 and 2012.

Haley said: “Under Jon Baddeley’s leadership, the auction house has gotten stronger and stronger and he leaves us in great shape. It will be a very difficult act to follow, but I relish the challenge.

Jon Baddeley

Jon Baddeley has left Bonhams management and is now a consultant.

Baddeley will work as a consultant to Bonhams in the fields of nautical science, technology and works of art and will continue to be a specialist in Antiques tour where he has been for more than 30 years.

Baddeley said he would now have more time to pursue his hobbies.

He added: “My resignation from full-time management will allow me more time to pursue my other passions which include all aspects of cooking and obtaining ingredients for such long-haul trips in search of food. unusual birds and animals in relatively inaccessible and underwater places. scuba diving in the aquatic reef (warm water only!).”


Elena Jackson

Vintage clothing dealer Elena Jackson has partnered with auction house Ewbank’s.

Vintage clothing dealer Elena Jackson, who runs Foxtrot Vintage Clothing in Salisbury, has partnered with auction house Ewbank’s as a consultant on vintage items.

As part of her new role, she is holding her first Vintage Fashion & Textiles auction at Ewbank’s on July 28.

As well as a Versace micro-collection (this month marks the 25th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death), highlights include Chanel, Hermès and Mulberry handbags.

Jackson said: “I’ve been immersed in this world for decades, met so many interesting people and had a wonderful time building my own business, so finding the right business was important to me. to join in regards to bidding. Glad to have this at Ewbank’s.

Thomson Roddick Callan

Michael Callan, Sybelle Thomson and Cameron Thomson

Michael Callan with Sybelle Thomson and her son Cameron.

Thomson Roddick, led by Sybelle Thomson, and Thomas R Callan, led by Michael Callan, merged to form Thomson Roddick Callan.

The new company has a total of 30 staff across four salesrooms and offices and will focus on Ayr, the Ayrshire coast, the west of Scotland and the Glasgow area, but will retain salesrooms in Dumfries, Edinburgh and Carlisle plus more distant regional representation.

Learn more about the combined company Thomson Roddick Callan here.


Catherine Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein

Catherine Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein at Dorotheum. Image: Susanne Dupont and Dorotheum.

Austrian auction house Dorotheum will open a new office in Hamburg which will include customer service, consultation days and exhibitions. The office will be headed by Dr. Catherine, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein, who joins as new Managing Director of Dorotheum Germany and new Managing Director of Dorotheum Hamburg.

Sayn-Wittgenstein, an art historian and historian, previously ran the Sotheby’s branch in Hamburg for 18 years and more recently the Munich branch as senior manager. Prior to these positions, she established the representative office of Sotheby’s in Prague. She was also founding director of the Mucha Museum in the Czech capital.

Sayn-Wittgenstein will work with the Dorotheum Munich, directed by Franz Freiherr von Rassler, and the Dorotheum Düsseldorf office, directed by Dr. Petra Schäpers.
Dorotheum also has representative offices in London, Rome, Milan and Brussels.


Phillips LA

A computer rendering of Phillips Los Angeles. Image: Training Association.

Phillips auction house will open a new Los Angeles gallery this fall in West Hollywood. The 2,600 square foot venue at 9041 Nemo Street was designed by Formation Association and will host exhibits, panel discussions and events.

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