Director, Gurr Johns International; CEO, Gurr Johns Capital and auction businesses
Stephan is a director of Gurr Johns International and CEO of Gurr Johns Capital and the groups’ auctions businesses.
Stephan joined Gurr Johns with the sale of his business Forum Auctions to the group’s holding company. Following a career in the structuring and management of credit and debt derivatives at Managing Director level with both Credit Suisse and Nomura, Stephan commenced his involvement in the art world with the founding of The Fine Art Auction Group in 2000. An early adopter of digital innovation in the auction industry, TFAAG became the UK’s 5th largest auction group prior to its 2012 sale to AIM listed Noble Investments. Stephan subsequently established Forum Auctions, the UK’s leading specialist auctions business for works on paper.