Teresa Ybarra has been appointed by Bonhams as the company’s representative in Bilbao covering northern Spain and south west France with effect from September 1 2014.
Teresa will work closely with Bonhams’ Madrid office which is headed by Johann Leibbrandt.
Teresa is a member of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorio de Vizcaya (Spanish Law Society), and is a qualified lawyer with an honours degree from Spain’s foremost law school, Universidad de Deusto.
She started with Bonhams based at the company’s Knightsbridge saleroom in early 2014 having previously worked for two other leading international fine art auction houses in marketing and in the Old Masters department.
Prior to Bonhams, Teresa worked in law at Gherson Solicitors; Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira; Melford Capital Partners LLP and for the Spanish Federation of Antique Dealers.
A keen photographer, Teresa has a photography diploma from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London and also volunteers for the non-profit organisation Aspanovas, which cares for children with terminal cancer, in her spare time.
Matthew Girling, Bonhams CEO, said: “We are delighted to have Teresa represent us in her home town of Bilbao and the adjacent territories of Spain and France. Her personal and professional networks and her legal and arts training
will help us to build on our growing success in the region.”