Meet the team

Meet the team behind Private Art Investor, here are the people who make the company tick.

Alasdair Whyte, Co-Founder and Editor

Alasdair is a financial journalist writing about art. He has focused on high value asset finance since 1998. As well as Private Art Investor, he also edits Corporate Jet Investor (despite knowing very little about aircraft) and Helicopter Investor (ditto). He is also the Editor of Private Art Investors two newest sister publications Aircraft Investor and Superyacht Investor.

Louisa Whyte, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Louisa started working in events and publishing in 2000 and has organised more than 100 conferences in 15 different countries. She co-founded Private Art Investor in 2014 with Alasdair.

Rebecca Hawkins, Conference Manager & Reporter

Rebecca’s passion for the visual arts started at an early age so studying a BA (Hons) in History & Philosophy of Art was a natural progression. A keen artist she has also completed a Fine Art Foundation to develop her own artistic practice. Rebecca works on our events team and occasionally writes features for Private Art Investor.

Ivié Aderibigbe, Marketing Manager

Ivié graduated from university in 2014 and has since been working in marketing. She joined the Specialist Insight team in June 2015, having completed a short assignment in the marketing depart of the London Zoo.

As well as arranging all of the company’s marketing activities, Ivié quickly took it upon herself to answer all inbound calls to the office. She’s also our resident KitKat eating etiquette expert.

Rebecca Pearson, Business Development Manager

Rebecca is responsible for managing client relationships for Private Art Investor (and Corporate Jet Investor, Helicopter Investor, Aircraft Investor and Superyacht Investor!). She joined the team in August 2014 as a temp and now we can’t rid of her.

When she isn’t busy managing our business relationships she can be found enjoying a lovely stroll through the Surrey countryside or catching up on what the royal family have been upto.

Alud Davies, Reporter

Alud’s interest in financial journalism stemmed from dealing with other luxury assets in his background in business aircraft. He also writes for sister site Corporate Jet Investor and is a keen twitter user.

Private Art Investor also regularly posts guest content from industry specialists, if you are interested in contributing to the site please contact Rebecca Hawkins at [email protected]