Association of Art & Antiques Dealers names Rebecca Davies as new Chief Executive

. April 22, 2014

Rebecca Davies will take up this key role on 12 May 2014, in this, the Association’s 40th anniversary year. As a figurehead for the art and antiques trade she will lead LAPADA, the UK’s largest association of professional art and antique dealers, through its next exciting phase of development. Rebecca is currently Managing Director of contemporary art gallery Blain|Southern, a position she has held since the gallery’s inception in 2010. Playing a pivotal part in all aspects of the business, she helped set up the original London gallery, expanding the business internationally to New York and Berlin. Prior to this Rebecca worked as European Business Director for Haunch of Venison, and at Christie’s within the Impressionist and Modern Department. With an accomplished career background, Rebecca is an experienced leader with knowledge of communications, lobbying, finance and management. While her career to date has focused on the contemporary art market, she also has a real interest in the wider art and antiques markets – a passion ignited by her Master’s Degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in 19th Century French Painting and Art Markets. From vintage jewellery to ancient artefacts to mid-century modern furniture, Rebecca’s interests span broadly but always come back to those pieces that are imbued with history, rarity and quality. With a deep respect for the passion of collectors and a true understanding of the dedication of the dealers, Rebecca is well-placed to drive forward the organisation designed to benefit both. As Chief Executive Rebecca will be involved in every aspect of the running of LAPADA, working closely with Chairman, Lord Chadlington, CEO of Huntsworth Plc, the international marketing services group. Rebecca will preside over the 6th annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, held in Berkeley Square, London, in September 2014.

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