Our Team | Phillips
  • Executive Chairman

    • Edward Dolman

      Executive Chairman

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      Edward Dolman was appointed Executive Chairman in September 2021. Mr. Dolman joined Phillips as Chief Executive Officer in 2014, with over three decades of experience in the art world. In his seven years as Chief Executive Officer, he guided the company through a period of impressive expansion. This includes the recruitment of numerous globally-respected senior experts, the growth of a worldwide network of regional offices and representatives in the Americas, Europe and Asia and the opening of the new headquarters in London’s Berkeley Square. He was also responsible for the expansion of the business into Asia, with the opening of a sales room in Hong Kong which established Phillips as a major competitor in the region.

      Mr. Dolman also oversaw the formation of the 20th century art department, combining modern, post war, contemporary, and Latin American art in sales aligned to the taste of a new community of global collectors; the launch of a market-leading watch department; and the creation of a Private Sales team. He was responsible for an unprecedented period of innovation for the company through his digital-first approach.

      During his tenure, overall sales at the company more than doubled and in 2021, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Phillips’ Group of Companies. In this role, Mr. Dolman continues to work in developing company business strategy and support business-getting efforts across the organization.

      Prior to joining Phillips, Mr. Dolman served as Director of the office of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority. In 2012 Mr. Dolman was also appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Museums. While in these roles Mr. Dolman developed a wide-ranging ten-year strategic plan for the development of arts and culture in the State of Qatar and focused on the development of a cultural diplomacy program which included the highly successful 2013 Qatar/UK Year of Culture.

      Prior to working with Qatar Museums, Mr. Dolman served as Chairman of the Board of Christie’s International, focusing on global business development and client relationships, while also helping guide Christie’s to record revenue. He had previously served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, a position he held for 11 years, leading the business through an unprecedented era of growth driven by the shift to modernism and a rapidly expanding global client base. During this time he also oversaw some of the most important auctions of recent times, including the Gaffe Collection on behalf of UNICEF in 2001, the sale of five works by Gustav Klimt restituted to Maria Altman and her family by the Austrian State in 2006, and the groundbreaking Yves Saint Laurent sale in 2009. Mr. Dolman directed Christie’s new business development and strategy, enhanced global operations, and shaped and implemented many innovative initiatives including the rapid expansion in China and the Middle East, and the introduction of live on-line bidding. Mr. Dolman’s 27-year career at Christie’s included earlier roles as Managing Director of Christie’s Europe, Managing Director of Christie’s Americas, and Managing Director of Christie’s Amsterdam.

      Mr. Dolman was educated at Dulwich College and Southampton University. He continued his studies in the connoisseurship, appreciation and history of the decorative arts at the Study Centre for Fine and Decorative Arts in London.

      Mr. Dolman has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur as Chevalier in May 2007, and in 2011 was elevated to the distinguished position of Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by French President Sarkozy. He has also served as a board member of a number of organizations including the International Advisory Board of Qatar Museums, the Governing Board of the Courtauld Institute, the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, and Sailors for the Sea, an environmental charity.

  • Global Chairwoman

    • Cheyenne Westphal

      Global Chairwoman

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      Cheyenne Westphal joined Phillips as Global Chairwoman in March 2017. She is one of the most experienced contemporary art professionals in the market today. Cheyenne oversees all aspects of Phillips and works closely with Stephen Brooks, CEO, and Edward Dolman, Executive Chairman. In alignment with Phillips’ global leadership team and specialist departments, Cheyenne builds the company’s brand, increasing Phillips’ growth and market share in 20th century and contemporary art globally. In 2023, Cheyenne is approaching her sixth anniversary as Global Chairwoman of Phillips. Phillips had a remarkable year in 2022, which marked the most successful annual sales total in company history for the second consecutive year.

      Under Cheyenne’s leadership, Phillips achieves new milestones, breaking new records at every opportunity, including those for Peter Doig (Rosedale, $28.8 million), Mark Bradford (Helter Skelter I, $11.9 million) and Robert Motherwell (At Five in the Afternoon, $12.6 million), among many others, as well as top prices for Jean-Michel Basquiat (Untitled, $85 million), Pablo Picasso (La Dormeuse, $57 million), Martin Kippenberger (Ohne Titel (aus der Serie Das Floß der Medusa), $11 million) and Gerhard Richter (Dϋsenjäger, $20 million).

      Cheyenne joined Phillips from Sotheby’s, where she oversaw every major contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s in Europe, which led to auction records which still stand to this day for artists like Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Piero Manzoni, and Alberto Burri, among many others. Cheyenne was named Board Director in 2002, Chairman of the Contemporary Art Department in 2006, and appointed to her worldwide role in 2014. Cheyenne also presided over the most successful contemporary art auction in Europe in July 2015, which achieved a record-breaking $203.6 million.

      In addition to her role at Phillips Cheyenne is currently on the board of The Association for Women in the Arts.

  • Chief Executive Officer

    • Stephen Brooks

      Chief Executive Officer

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      Stephen Brooks was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Phillips in September 2021. Based in London, Mr. Brooks continues to guide the company through its recent expansion, recruiting expertise for the house’s already formidable team and strengthening its geographic footprint across the globe.

      Prior to joining Phillips, Mr. Brooks was a key member of Christie’s Board and executive management team for over eleven years. Originally recruited to Christie’s Board as Chief Financial Officer in 2009, Stephen was promoted to Chief Operating officer in 2012 and then to Deputy Chief Executive and second in command of the global group in 2015, a position he held for five years.

      At Christie’s, Mr. Brooks was responsible for all corporate functions including finance, technology, legal, marketing, human resources, client strategy and global operations, successfully transforming and modernizing their capability during his tenure. As the author of Christie’s strategic plans, he was central to the development of the company’s digital capability, online ecommerce business, real estate business and its geographic expansion into mainland China. As the financial leader of the group, he personally led the critical financial negotiations that secured the Rockefeller Collection, the largest collection ever sold at auction in 2018, and was also instrumental in securing several other key collections.

      Before joining the art world, Mr. Brooks had a successful career in financial services. A PWC trained Chartered accountant he spent 8 years in the accounting profession, followed by 11 years in banking, most notably at the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein as Chief Operating Officer in the United States and then as Global Chief Financial Officer of the investment banking group. Immediately prior to joining Christie’s he was global Chief Financial Officer of Schroders, the FTSE 100 listed Asset management group.

  • Chairman, President and Senior Advisors

  • Deputy Chairmen and Chairwomen

    • Robert Manley

      Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art


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    • Peter Sumner

      Deputy Chairman, Europe, and Senior International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


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    • Miety Heiden

      Deputy Chairwoman and Head of Private Sales


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    • Vanessa Hallett

      Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs


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    • Vivian Pfeiffer

      Deputy Chairman, Americas and Head of Business Development


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    • Marianne Hoet

      Head of Business Development and Deputy Chairwoman, Europe



    • Jeremiah Evarts

      Deputy Chairman, Americas, Senior International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


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    • Cary Leibowitz

      Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of Editions


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    • Kelly Troester

      Deputy Chairwoman and Worldwide Co-Head of Editions


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    • Scott Nussbaum

      Deputy Chairman, Americas and Senior International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


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    • Kevie Yang

      Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Senior International Specialist


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    • Paul Boutros

      Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Americas and International Strategy Advisor


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    • Thomas Perazzi

      Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Asia


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    • Alexandre Ghotbi

      Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Europe, and Middle East


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    • James Marks

      Deputy Chairman, Watches, International Head of Perpetual


      +44 20 7901 7916

  • 20th Century & Contemporary Art


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    • Dr. Alice Meiré

      Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Germany


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    • Carolina Lanfranchi

      Senior international Specialist, Consultant, 20th Century & Contemporary Art and Regional Director, Italy


      +39 338 924 1720

    • Margherita Solaini

      Specialist, Associate Director


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    • Tobias Sirtl

      Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department


      +49 151 4192 6447



    • Maura Marvão

      International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Portugal & Spain


      +351 917 564 427


  • Design


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  • E-Commerce

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  • Editions

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  • Photographs

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  • Watches


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  • Jewels

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  • Client Advisory



    • Dr. Anika Aulbach

      Administrator and Client Liaison, Germany


      +49 (0)176 62423626

    New York

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