Diane Abela

Director, Middle East


+44 (0)20 7839 4747

Diane is Gurr Johns’ Director for the Middle East. She works with both private and institutional clients in the region advising on acquisitions and sales, valuations and collection management.  Among recent projects, Diane devised and implemented an Arts Management course in partnership with the Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA Business School) in Beirut and London, and co-organised an international exhibition in conjunction with Ai WeiWei in Baalbek, Lebanon – a UNESCO protected site.

Diane joined the company in 2012. She is an ambassador of the World Land Trust and a board member of the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL). She has an MSc in Insurance and Risk Management, is a Chartered Insurer (CI), and has an Art Business diploma.