Merryn Schriever is Director of Bonhams Australia, having joined Bonhams in 2013. Merryn has overseen significant diversification and expansion of the company's presence in the Australian market, resulting in important consignments for sale in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Hong Kong, London and New York. Within five years, Merryn has expanded Bonhams market presence dramatically and increased international revenue from 5% to 42%.
In 2018, Merryn lead the consignment and sale of the collection of the late Michael Hobbs. A highlight from the collection, Frank Auerbach's Figure on a Bed II, 1967, sold in London by the company's Post War and Contemporary department, achieved an excellent result of £1,448,750.
Prior to joining Bonhams, Merryn was a Senior Specialist with Australian auction house Deutscher and Hackett for five years, and previously held a position with the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Business Development and Protocol. Merryn started her career in 2001 with Stills, a prominent contemporary art gallery in Sydney.
Merryn holds a Bachelor in Fine Art degree from the National Art School, Sydney, and post-graduate qualifications in Business Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.