Maria Kelly joined Sotheby’s Switzerland in 1998, and has served as Division Director for all of the regional specialists Departments in New York before taking over her current role as the International Division Director for Jewellery & Watches in June 2016.
She began her career with Sotheby's Switzerland as an Administrator in our Geneva office, then managed the Shipping Department before transitioning into Jewelry and Watches as Office Manager. In 2006 Ms. Kelly took over as General Manager for Switzerland running the Swiss day to day business until she moved in 2012 to New York. Recently she relocated to London to work as Worldwide International Division Director for Jewellery and Watches, two Departments she knows well, to help grow and develop them.
Ms. Kelly is Irish, born and raised in Geneva where she did all her studies in French.