Who We Are

Why Gurr Johns

With an independent spirit and global perspective, Gurr Johns has a proud tradition of giving leading professional insight into the art market and for developing longstanding relationships with art collectors.  Since 1914, our reputation has been built on the values of connoisseurship, discretion, and commercial transparency.

We employ an experienced college of professionals across our offices in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Delhi, and Hong Kong. Our team is recognised for its strength of client service, market experience, and negotiation know-how, and for always being led first and foremost by our clients’ interests.

Social Responsibility

Gurr Johns believes operating as a responsible business brings benefits to our enterprise, our people, our clients, and the broader cultural community.

Each year we sponsor educational arts platforms at a public institution. For 2020, we are delighted to partner with Pallant House Gallery, in the South of England.  www.pallant.org.uk

Our People

By Role

Leadership

Harry Smith

Executive Chairman

London

Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer

London

Christopher Gaillard

Deputy Chairman

New York

Charlie Horne

President

New York

Art Advisory

Diane Abela

Director, Middle East

London

Mark Adams

Senior Art Advisor

London

Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer 

Hong Kong

Lilly Dai

Business Development Director, Asia

London / Hong Kong

Sarah Dalrymple

Advisor Associate

New York

Spencer Ewen

Senior Director

London

Christopher Gaillard

Deputy Chairman, Chief Advisor

New York

Shea Goli

Art Advisor, Contemporary Art

London

Dane Jensen

Senior Director, Art Advisory

Los Angeles

Jessica Manchester

Director, Art Advisory

New York

Sophie Samuelson

Collection Manager, Europe

London

Surath Singh

Business Head, India

Delhi

Harry Smith

Executive Chairman

London

Valuations & Appraisals

Elizabeth Amundsen

Vice President, Business Development

Chicago

William Boize

Senior General Valuer

London

Simon Cooper

Senior General Valuer

London

Sonia Fazlali-Zadeh

Jewellery Specialist and Valuer

London

Timothy Hamilton

Generalist Appraiser

New York

Lauren Kantor

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Los Angeles

Claire-Louise John

Client Relations Manager, Valuations

London

Charlie Maxwell

Director, Valuations

London

Anthony McNerney

Director, Contemporary Art

London

Darsi Monaco

Director, Trusts & Estates

New York

Mark Peters

Senior General Valuer

London

Nivedita Poddar

Associate

Delhi

Kristina Ryan

Generalist Appraiser

New York

Virginia Salem

Executive Vice President, US Head of Jewelry 

New York

Anne-Marie Shaw

Manager, Valuation Services

London

Patrick Sheehan

Vice President, Decorative Arts Appraiser

New York

Eli Sterngass

Research associate

New York

Siobhan Tyrrell

Senior Jewellery Specialist and Valuer

London

Russell Varney

Senior General Valuer

London

Raffaella Vitale

Annual Update Manager

London

David Vyvyan-Robinson

Senior Picture Specialist and Valuer

London

Erin Marie Wallace

Vice President, Business Development

Palm Beach

Jessica Wessel

Senior Vice President, Business Development

New York

Art Finance

Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer

London

Alessandro Fiorotto

Managing Director,  Art Finance

London

Operations

Sarah Aspin

Office Manager

London

Tony Bellomy

Director of Operations

New York

Iain Fleming

Group Finance Director

London

Abdul Motin

Accountant

London

By Region

Americas

Elizabeth Amundsen

Vice President, Business Development

Chicago

Tony Bellomy

Director of Operations

New York

Sarah Dalrymple

Advisor Associate

New York

Christopher Gaillard

Deputy Chairman, Chief Appraiser

New York

Timothy Hamilton

Generalist Appraiser

New York

Charlie Horne

President

New York

Dane Jensen

Senior Director, Art Advisory

Los Angeles

Lauren Kantor

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Los Angeles

Jessica Manchester

Director, Art Advisory

New York

Darsi Monaco

Director, Trusts & Estates

New York

Kristina Ryan

Generalist Appraiser

New York

Virginia Salem

Executive Vice President, US Head of Jewelry 

New York

Patrick Sheehan

Vice President, Decorative Arts Appraiser

New York

Eli Sterngass

Research associate

New York

Erin Marie Wallace

Vice President, Business Development 

Palm Beach

Jessica Wessel

Senior Vice President, Business Development

New York

Europe & Middle East

Diane Abela

Director, Middle East

London

Mark Adams

Senior Art Advisor

London

Sarah Aspin

Office Manager

London

William Boize

Senior General Valuer

London

Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer

London

Simon Cooper

Senior General Valuer

London

Spencer Ewen

Senior Director

London

Sonia Fazlali-Zadeh

Jewellery Specialist and Valuer

London

Alessandro Fiorrotto

Managing Director, Art Finance

London

Ian Fleming

Group Finance Director

London

Shea Goli

Art Advisor, Contemporary Art

London

Claire-Louise John

Client Relations Manager, Valuations

London

Charlie Maxwell

Director, Valuations

London

Anthony McNerney

Director, Contemporary Art

London

Stephen Meadowcroft

Consultant

London

Abdul Motin

Accountant

London

Mark Peters

Senior General Valuer

London

David Vyvyan-Robinson

Senior Picture Specialist and Valuer

London

Sophie Samuelson

Collection Manager, Europe

London

Anne-Marie Shaw

Manager, Valuation Services

London

Harry Smith

Executive Chairman

London

Siobhan Tyrrell

Senior Jewellery Specialist and Valuer

London

Russell Varney

Senior General Valuer

London

Raffaella Vitale

Annual Update Manager

London

Asia

Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong

Lilly Dai

Business Development Director, Asia

London / Hong Kong

Nivedita Poddar

Associate

Delhi

Surath Singh

Business Head, India

Delhi