Lord Inglewood

Lord Inglewood, President

Lord Inglewood, of Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, formerly Richard Vane, is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and former MEP, a farmer, landowner and chairman of the CN Group. In the European Parliament, he was the Conservative spokesman on the committee on legal and constitutional affairs and vice-chairman of the EP-China delegation and a member of the Bureau of British Conservative MEPs.

In 1994 in the House of Lords he was appointed Government Whip, Government Deputy Chief Whip, as a junior minister in the Department of National Heritage, serving until the Conservatives lost office at the 1997 general election.

In 1999 he was elected one of the hereditary peers to remain in the House of Lords.

Former chairman of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and a fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries, he joins BAMF with a thorough understanding of the art market.


Anthony Browne, Chairman

Chairman of the British Art Market Federation since 1996.

He was a member of the Ministerial Export Advisory Group for the Cultural Industries, 1998–2001; the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Illicit Trade, 1999–2003; the Quinquennial Review Panel on the Export of Works of Art, 2001-2003; and the Advisory Group on Museum Acquisitions (Goodison Review), 2003.

He was a director of Christie’s (1978–96), and is a senior consultant to Christie’s International. He is a Board Member of the European Fine Art Foundation and was Vice Chairman of Art Fortnight London.

He was made an Honorary Associate of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (2005) and is a Council Member of the American Museum in Britain.


Christopher Battiscombe, Secretary

Christopher Battiscombe has been Secretary of BAMF and Director of the Society of London Art Dealers since 2001.  Prior to that he worked for 37 years in Diplomatic Service, finishing as Ambassador to Jordan from 1997 to 2000.


Rebecca Davies, Treasurer

Rebecca Davies was appointed Chief Executive of LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers in 2014. Prior to this she was Managing Director of contemporary gallery Blain Southern. She has a Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA from the University of Virginia.

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!