Christie’s has just announced that it has named Doug Woodham the president of Christie’s Americas. The former president, Marc Porter, who took on the new position of international head of private sales, will continue his role as chairman of Christie’s Americas.
For the last 20 years, Mr. Woodham has worked at the crossroads of finance, technology and business transformation, holding positions at UBS Wealth Management and Moody’s KMV.
He’s also no stranger to the arts, having held, for the past two years, the role as co-chair of the American Fellows patron program at the Whitney Museum. He helped the museum develop a financial plan for funding its $750 million Renzo Piano-designed future home in the Meatpacking District that is scheduled to open in 2015.
Mr. Woodham’s new job will have him reporting directly to Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy.
“Doug Woodham’s long-standing interest in the arts married to his professional experience and business acumen will make him an invaluable leader at Christie’s,” said Mr. Murphy in a statement. “This combination puts him in an ideal position to represent this region during a period of tremendous growth in the art market.”