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The Antiques Trade Gazette 2018

The Antiques Trade Gazette 2018

Laura Chesters, "TEFAF shakes up board with new appointments as Ben Janssens and James Roundell step down", The Antiques Trade Gazette, n° 2327, p. : 

"The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), the organisation behind the TEFAF Maastricht and TEFAF New York fairs, has restructured its board of trustees and its executive committee.

Ben Janssens and James Roundell will step down from both the executive committee and the board of trustees as well as from their respective roles as chairman Antiquairs and chairman Modern following TEFAF Maastricht in March. 

New appointments to the board of trustees comprise dealers Christian Hemmerle, from Munich-based jewellers Hemmerle; Christophe de Quénetain; Dino Tomasso from Tomasso Brothers Fine Art; Paul Smeets, director of Geneva’s Rob Smeets Old Master Paintings gallery; and Dulwich Picture Gallery curator Peter Kerber. De Quénetain will replace Janssens as chairman Antiquairs from March while current board member Christophe Van de Weghe will replace Roundell as chairman Modern.

TEFAF said it has made the changes to “ensure clear governance” and agreed that the ideal number of members for the board of trustees is between 20-25, of which fewer than 50% should be non-dealers. The executive committee should be composed of seven people – four dealers and three non-dealers.

This committee will be made up of the chairman of each of its disciplines – antiques, modern, and pictures – plus one other dealer.

Konrad Bernheimer will remain as chairman of Pictura.

Nanne Dekking, chairman of TEFAF, said: “The new board of trustees is comprised of highly accomplished individuals who all have a deep passion for art. In addition, they have a wide range of skills and expertise, which between them means they effectively challenge and direct the organisation so that it continues to best serve its exhibitors and wider community of stakeholders.”

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