announced the appointment of Kirsten MacDonald as Regional Director for Scandinavia, based in Copenhagen. This important hire continues Phillips expansion across Europe and efforts in building a commanding presence in the Scandinavian marketplace as the leading global auction house for 20th and 21st century art and design.
Scandinavia enjoys a rich heritage of art and design and is a home to many serious collectors, said Cheyenne Westphal, Global Chairwoman of Phillips. I am delighted that Kirsten has joined our team as part of our continued expansion as we work to provide clients throughout Europe the best service across all of the collecting categories in which we specialise. She will partner with Phillips senior executives in Europe, Asia and the United States to further develop our global client relationships, focusing on delivering best-in-class services and engagement opportunities to todays collectors.
Ms. MacDonald has a deep understanding of the auction business after recently serving as Head of Sales & Shipping for Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers (BRA) in Copenhagen. Prior to this she held the position as the US Representative for BRA in New York, significantly expanding the international client database for the auction house. Before embarking on her career in the art world, Ms. MacDonald worked for the global shipping company Maersk Line, latterly as Head of Communications and Branding.
With extensive client relationships across Scandinavia, Ms. MacDonald will support all departments looking to source and sell to this exciting and ever-growing market for Phillips. There is an increasing appetite to invest in art and design amongst Scandinavian buyers, and Phillips is well placed to established itself in this region. Ms. MacDonald will work to increase audience cultivation across Scandinavia through Phillips dynamic array of sales, partnerships, exhibitions, specialists and discursive programmes.