Frances Harris is a Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Blumberg & Harris Inc., Art Management/ Advisors in New York. Frances served as an art advisor to the National Alliance of Partners of the Americas in Brazil, South America and worked on setting up an Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program between Pennsylvania, U.S. and Bahia, Brazil. She has been Assistant Director at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, responsible for fundraising and organizing yearly exhibitions and cultural art festivals, in Philadelphia. Frances has served on the board of the Stillman-Lack Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, as well as co-chair of the Curatorial Panel for the Fortune Society in New York, as board member of the Friends of Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, vice chair of the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Board of Directors of the Alliance of Partners of the Americas and a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Committee of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. She is currently a member of Art Table Inc., in New York. Frances is fluent in spoken and written English, Dutch, French and German and she is certified as a registered Behavioral Therapist by the American Association of Behavioral Therapists.
Joerg is a finance executive with broad experience in strategy development, financial management, and implementing operational improvements. Joerg is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Temco Service Industries, a New York headquartered facilities services company with revenues of approximately $350 million and operations in the US and Europe . Prior to this Joerg held CFO positions at companies in the IT and retail industries. In addition to his role at Tang Investments, Joerg serves on the Board of two rapidly growing IT services companies as well as the Board of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce in New York City. Joerg started his career working for at the investment banking operations of JP Morgan and ABN AMRO in London. He holds a BS in Management from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Estelle Lovatt is a freelance art critic. She has the unique experience of both sides of the canvas; having trained as a painter and read art history Estelle is able to judge works of art with expert opinion. Estelle reviews and comments on art stories across BBC Radio and television as well as various independent radio stations throughout Great Britain. She is the art and exhibition reviewer for BBC Radio 2’s flagship arts programme, ‘The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman’, and writes for numerous art magazines and newspapers including Art of England magazine. She lectures on Art History at the Hampstead School of Art and teaches drawing and painting at the Insight School of Art. She also writes art exhibition catalogues, which includes ‘Henry Moore at Work’; ‘Isis’, by Halcyon Gallery’s sculptor Simon Gudgeon (the first major public sculpture installation in a Royal Park, London, for over 50 years); and Jane McAdam Freud’s, ‘Family Matters’, catalogue. Estelle is a Fellow of the RSA and a judge on the world’s most important art exhibition, Discerning Eye, 2013.
Katja Zigerlig is Vice President, Fine Arts, Wine and Jewelry Insurance for Private Client Group at AIG Insurance. In this role, she oversees the strategic growth of the “private collections” insurance portfolio for PCG. Ms. Zigerlig has two decades of professional experience in the art world. Prior to joining Private Client Group in 2004, she insured private collections, museums, galleries and exhibitions for AXA Art Insurance Company. She has also worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and interned at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Ms. Zigerlig has a B.A. and M.A. in art history, with a specialty in twentieth century art. She is a member of The Art Fund Association; the Contemporary Circle at MoMA PS1, The Friends of the Swiss Institute, and the Art Table. She has presented art history lectures at the College Art Association, British Association for Slavonic Studies and the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. She has also spoken about art and wine collecting in the context of alternative investments, asset protection, trust and estate planning and risk management to audiences of collectors, appraisers, financial and insurance professionals. Ms. Zigerlig has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, The Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, ARTnews and appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch.