Paul Viney is chairman of Woolley & Wallis, the Salisbury-based fine-art
auctioneers. He began his career at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He
then worked for the National Trust at Waddesdon Manor, the former
Rothschild house near Aylesbury, before joining Phillips Auctioneers,
where he was vice president in New York for three years and European
director from 1986 until 1992. He is well known to Radio 2 listeners for
his annual Children in Need auctions with Terry Wogan, Jimmy Young, Ken
Bruce and others. He has lectured extensively.