As the only international auction house with a Scotland based salesroom, Bonhams is already uniquely positioned in the UK. And their future looks even brighter as Charles Graham-Campbell has been picked to lead the Edinburgh location as Managing Director. A native Scot, Graham-Campbell hails from the Highlands, a fun fact that adds excitement, and some high expectations, to his promotion.
Graham-Campbell has big shoes to fill. For the past ten years, Miranda Leslie has built a strong presence for the Bonhams name in the region, and created an impressive legacy. Graham-Campbell has been a chartered surveyor for the company for the past 13 years,. In plain language, that means he has been assessing the value of things and inspecting them for weaknesses. So his basic function may not change in his new role. The thing he will be assessing is just a lot bigger and a whole lot more valuable.
Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned company with more than 60 offices in 25 countries. Its annual revenue ranges between £100 and £300 million. It is considered one of the top five auction houses in the world today, along with Phillips, China Guardian, Sotheby’s and Christie’s.