Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths has joined Roseberys.

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Ben Griffiths has joined as senior business manager working with Ian Cadzow, chairman and joint managing director, alongside its existing senior team of Peter Greenway, director and head of probate, Marcus Grey, director and head of pictures, Bill Forrest, associate director and head of Asian art, and Alice Bailey, associate director and head of antiquities, Islamic and Indian art.

Griffiths joins from Amazon where he worked for two years and prior to this he spent 11 years as operations manager at Birmingham auction house Fellows. Prior to this he worked at professional services firm Ernst & Young.

“Great culture”

Speaking of his experience, Griffiths said he “didn’t follow a traditional path” and working at Amazon was a “big challenge, it’s like an auction house on a grand scale!”.

On Roseberys, he added: “There is a great culture in place and with my background leading high-performing teams I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to their ongoing expansion and success.”

Cadzow said: “We hope to continue our growth trajectory and as Ben oversaw and drove a period of significant growth at Fellows we are confident he has the ability to do that again. I am sure it is just the challenge he will enjoy getting his teeth into. We value the recent experience he gained at Amazon and are very interested to see if their innovation and process skills can be beneficial in the auction world.”

Cadzow said it is his ambition to move into the chairman role and over the next 6-12 months for Griffiths to move into the managing director role. Griffiths joins on May 13.