Patrick van Maris is stepping down as head of TEFAF.

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He joined the organisation in 2015, leading the launch of its two fairs in New York and updating of the organisation's Maastricht event (March 7-15). Under his leadership, the global vetting policy was revamped and the application process made more rigorous for returning exhibitors. 

He will depart at the end of May 2020.

A TEFAF spokesperson said: "Since his appointment in May 2015, Patrick has successfully implemented an ambitious forward-thinking strategy for TEFAF maintaining its exclusive position in an ever-changing landscape.

"We are grateful for Patrick’s achievements at TEFAF and wish him all the best for the future."