Sotheby's promotes comms vet to IR role
Sotheby's has appointed Dan Abernethy, a veteran of the auction house’s global communications team, to the new position of vice president for investor relations and corporate communications. He reports to Sotheby's CFO Mike Goss.
Abernethy will be working alongside Jennifer Park, vice president for investor relations, he tells IR Magazine.
Abernethy joined Sotheby's London in 2008 before moving to New York to join the company's press office for the Americas. In 2015, he was promoted to senior international press officer, corporate communications, focusing on categories such as contemporary art and wine, as well Sotheby's operations in Asia and corporate initiatives including e-commerce and acquisitions.
Abernethy began his career in politics, working for UK member of parliament Edward Vaizey during his tenure as shadow minister for culture, overseeing arts and broadcasting policy.
‘I am delighted to welcome Dan to our investor relations team where the combination of his communications experience and his deep knowledge of Sotheby's will play an important role in furthering our commitment to expand our engagement with shareholders,’ Goss says in a statement.