Clive Lord

  • Senior Director
    Chief Operating Officer, Europe
  • Tfno.: +44 20 7293 6112


  • Joined Sotheby’s in 1999
  • Previously Commercial Director for Sotheby’s European business
  • Graduate of Edinburgh Business School

Clive Lord joined Sotheby’s in 1999 after initially working for the firm as a Management Consultant, holding several positions until being appointed Chief Operating Officer in Europe in 2006, the position he currently holds.

While holding the position of Director of Strategic Development for Sotheby’s, Mr Lord worked on a number of major initiatives across varied business areas, including Sothebys.com and Olympia. In 2004, he was appointed Commercial Director, taking on responsibility for the operational side of the business.

Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr Lord was a Managing Consultant at PA Consulting Group and before that, at Alexander Proudfoot. He has extensive international blue-chip experience in several business sectors across Europe and Africa.

Mr Lord is a graduate of Edinburgh Business School.