Harvey Cammell is Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK and Global Director of Valuations, Private Collections & House Sales.
He works with clients and their fiduciary advisors on the appraisal and long-term management of their collections, including the sale strategies for individual items to large, multi-category collections. Harvey has brought to auction some of Bonhams' most successful fine art results from the Gerhard Richter's $3.4million Abstraktes Bild, Fernando Botero's £2million Adam and Eve and Camille Pissarro's La Rosa portrait, which sold for $1.7million.
Harvey joined Bonhams in 1996. He was appointed to Managing Director of Bonhams Chelsea and Bayswater salerooms from 1999-2003, and Head of Furniture & Works of Art from 2003-2011. Since 2017, Harvey has been heading Valuations, Trusts & Estates business, working with Bonhams UK, US and European teams, with notable valuations covered from The House of Parliament to Michael Jackson's Estate.
Launching Bonhams House Sales & Private Collections department in 2013, Harvey has directed the largest and most successful single-owner collection auctions in the company's recent history, with nine 100% sold 'white glove' sales to date. Among his exceptional results are The Walid Juffali Collection, the Jackie Collins Collection in Los Angeles and the Harlech family Estate Collection.
Harvey was one of the founders of the Cure3 art exhibitions which, to date, have raised £1million for charity. He also helped to create The Blue Auction to raise funds for the NHS COVID-19 relief fund in 2020.
Harvey is senior auctioneer at Bonhams New Bond Street. He holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of St Andrews, is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, an affiliate member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Liveryman of the Merchant Taylors' Company.