NEW YORK—Christie’s International announced the appointment of David Linley, nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, as chairman of Christie’s U.K., effective Dec. 1.
Viscount Linley will be responsible for leading the chairman’s office in the U.K., working with Christie’s specialists on developing business and client relationships in the U.K. and internationally. He replaces former U.K. chairman Dermot Chichester, who is retiring. Linley originally joined Christie’s board of directors in a nonexecutive capacity in February 2005.
Christie’s said the appointment “reflects Linley’s growing interest in, and knowledge of, the art market and marks a desire to further develop his career after more than 20 years of working solely for his own business.” His company, Linley, designs and manufactures furniture, upholstery and accessories.