The Team

The Team at Woburn

 

EvanEVAN WILLISON

As Saleroom Manager, Evan has been with Charles Ross Auctioneers for over 30 years, having overseen more than 350 auctions.  He manages the transport and day to day running of the saleroom, has extensive knowledge of furniture both antique and contemporary and carries out valuations for Insurance and Probate purposes.  Evan also regularly conducts light-hearted talks on the auction world – please contact him at the office for further details.

 

RUSSELL BEARD

Russell Beard is the proprietor of Charles Ross Fine Art Auctioneers Ltd and Holloway’s Auctioneers in Banbury, which forms part of a larger group of companies for which he is responsible. As well as auctioneering our monthly sales, Russell is a well known charity auctioneer.

 

TRACEY McDONALD

Tracey has been with the company for 10 years and is the first point of contact.  Tracey looks after our office, co-ordinating our auctions and managing the administration of vendors and purchasers.  She is responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day running of the office, dealing with queries, producing typed Probate and Insurance valuations.

 

 

TOM ROLLS

Tom joined the company in March 2018 as a trainee valuer and has a very wide ranging interest in antiques, particularly entertainment memorabilia, militaria and British Art.  Tom is also responsible for the online illustrations and background research of unusual items.

 

 

 

JAMES LEES

James recently joined the company as an auctioneer and valuer, having previously spent 17 years at Holloway’s Auctioneers, our sister company.  He has spent all his working life within the antiques world and his experience is mainly centred in period furniture and wooden artefacts.  James embarked on a ten year study of ceramics and all of the other disciplines an auctioneer can be expected to have an informed opinion about.  During this time he developed a growing interest in Oriental ceramics and all things esoteric.  James also conducts valuations for insurance and probate purposes.

 

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JENNY KNOTT

Jenny has worked with Holloways, now part of the Charles Ross group, for 14 years as their jewellery consultant. Previously she worked for Bonhams in London as a consultant running their Gentlemen’s sales and originally in their silver and jewellery departments. She specialises in cufflinks and gentlemen’s accessories and has lectured on this subject here and in America. She also helped curate The Goldsmith’s Hall Cufflink Exhibition and has worked with The Royal Collection.