Bonhams Appoints New Managing Director in Scotland

Bonhams has appointed Charles Graham-Campbell as Managing Director of Bonhams Scotland. He succeeds Miranda Leslie, who is leaving the company after ten years as M.D. to pursue other projects.

Bonhams new Managing Director in Scotland, Charles Graham-Campbell, in the sale room at Bonhams Edinburgh HQ

Charles has been Head of Bonhams Valuations team in Scotland for the past 13 years and is a member of the company’s UK Board. He has conducted valuations the length and breadth of Scotland and the North of England and is well known as a charity auctioneer in Scotland. The many outstanding pieces he has uncovered include a yellow jade carving of a tapir from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor which sold in Hong Kong in 2016 for HK$2,700,000; a pale green jade figure of Buddha which made £482,500 in London in 2014; a painting by William Scott which sold for £197,000 in London in 2016, and a 1923 Bentley that has been in the same family since 1954 and which made £150,000 at the Important Motor Cars sale at Brooklands in 2010.

Charles was born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, he studied Auctioneering and Valuing of the Fine Arts at Southampton before returning to Scotland as a General Valuer and Auctioneer for a firm in the Borders. He ran the Valuations Department at Christie’s Scotland before joining Bonhams in 2004.

Commenting on his appointment, Charles Graham-Campbell said, “I am delighted to be taking the reins at such an exciting time for Bonhams Scotland. Miranda Leslie has created such strong foundations for the house and I am confident that, with our excellent team of specialists, we can build on our current success. We have some great sales coming up before Christmas, and I am looking forward to welcoming clients, old and new, to our Edinburgh salerooms in Queen Street soon.”

Bonhams Global CEO Matthew Girling said, “I know Charles will bring to the job of Managing Director, all the qualities of leadership and sound judgement that have made him such a valued member of the Bonhams team in Scotland. I would also like to thank Miranda Leslie for the way in which she has given such a firm foothold to Bonhams in Scotland. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy.”

 

List of Bonhams Edinburgh Sales Autumn 2017:

Sale Name Date Specialist
Whisky 4 October Martin Green
Scottish Pictures 11 October Chris Brickley
Sporting Sale 25 October Henry Baggott
Home & Interiors 15 November Bruce Addison
Jewellery 28 November Nathalie Rodwell
Pictures 29 November Chris Brickley
Asian Art 5 December Ian Glennie
Whisky 6 December Martin Green

 

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with sales also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.