Edward Clive spent 25 years at the auction house Christie’s where he was a specialist in European furniture and then a senior director in business development and client-project management.
Ted read history at Oxford, and studied architectural history. When he started at Christie’s he was lucky to find, in the furniture department, the most architectural niche within the company. He took part in a wide variety of auctions and was responsible for the famous 1998 sale of the contents of Hackwood Park, Hampshire, then the most valuable country house sale ever held in the UK.
Ted is also non-executive chairman of the Burhill group, a family-owned golf and property business based in Surrey.
He lives between London and Herefordshire, where he and his wife and children continue the restoration of a listed 18th-century house that had been much altered over time. In Herefordshire he runs a diverse rural property business that among other things is one of the UK’s largest producers of Christmas holly.