Scotland has announced that Ray Entwistle has been appointed as its new Chairman. Mr Entwistle, who takes up his post on 1 July, replaces Simon Miller who is standing down after a long association with the company.
Ray Entwistle is one of UKs most respected bankers and the founder of Scotland's newest bank, Hampden and Co, which he established in 2015 and of which he continues to be Chairman.
Managing Director of Bonhams Scotland, Miranda Leslie, said, "We are delighted to welcome Ray Entwistle as our new chairman. Ray has a longstanding interest in the arts and his reputation in the business and financial world will bring a great deal to our team. Scotland remains an important location for discovering objects to sell internationally as well as here at home and Rays global perspective will be a great resource on which to draw."
Ray Entwistle commented, Im honoured to have been asked to become Bonhams new chairman and to follow in Simon Millers very capable footsteps. I have enjoyed buying art at auction for many years and I am greatly looking forward to becoming more deeply involved in a world that has always been dear to my heart.