NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
announced that Doug Woodham has been appointed President of Christies Americas, effective immediately.
In the role, Mr. Woodham will report directly to Steven Murphy, Christies Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for the overall management of the company in the Americas. Marc Porter, former President, continues in his role as Chairman, Christies Americas, having assumed a new and additional global role earlier this year as International Head of Private Sales.
Doug Woodhams long-standing interest in the arts married to his professional experience and business acumen will make him an invaluable leader at Christies, Mr. Murphy commented. This combination puts him in an ideal position to represent this region during a period of tremendous growth in the art market.
I am honoured to join this great company Christies and at such an exciting time in its 246-year history, stated Doug Woodham. I greatly look forward to working with the Christies team as, united by a common passion for the art itself, we continue to build the business for the benefit of the clients we serve, collectors and enthusiasts alike, all while staying true to the values that are the companys foundation.
Over the last 20 years, Mr. Woodham has been a leader working at the intersection of finance, technology and business transformation. As Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management, he led the turnaround of the Corporate Employee Financial Services division. He was also a leading member of the Wealth Management Advisor Group Management Committee. Before joining UBS, he was President of Moodys KMV, where he led the creation of an independent credit risk advisory company from a series of acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with McKinsey and Company where he worked with wealth management, asset management, and investment banking clients.
As a long-time enthusiast, Mr. Woodham has cultivated a broad understanding of the art market and a deep appreciation for the passion of collectors. For the past two years, he has held the role as Co-Chair of the American Fellows patron program at the Whitney Museum, one of the largest and most important donor groups at the museum. Additionally, he assisted the Museum Director and a special Trustee sub-committee in developing a comprehensive financial plan for the $750 million Whitney Museum expansion.
Mr. Woodham received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He received his BA from Syracuse University.