Victoria Richardson is a Bonhams Vice President and Director of the Valuations, Trusts & Estates Department as well as Head of Office for Bonhams San Francisco. Since joining Bonhams San Francisco in 2003 she has taken on the responsibilities of managing and developing relationships and mutual business opportunities with trust & estate attorneys, trust officers, wealth managers, certified public accountants and other fiduciary and professional advisors throughout the United States. Victoria assists clients in a variety of areas utilising Bonhams services, including appraisals, auctions and private treaty sales.
In 2007 and 2008 Victoria worked frequently in the Bonhams Hong Kong office helping drive forward the company's expansion in the Asian market including holding the first wine auction in Hong Kong in 2007. In 2008 Victoria was relocated to the Bonhams New York office where she was tasked with building and expanding the Trusts & Estates Department for the US East Coast. After 5 years as Director and Head of Trusts & Estates in the New York Office, Victoria relocated back to the San Francisco office in 2012 where she has been running the Trusts & Estates group in San Francisco ever since.
In addition to Vice President of Trusts & Estate Victoria is Head of Office for San Francisco and manages business development opportunities.
In addition to her Trusts & Estates responsibilities Victoria has also served as one of Bonham's lead auctioneers since 2014 selling auctions ranging from wine, guns, jewellery, Asian works of Art and Fine Art.
In addition to Bonhams auctions Victoria also serves as a charity auctioneer.
Victoria holds a BA in Art History from Bucknell University and prior to joining Bonhams in San Francisco Victoria worked at Sotheby's auction house in New York. Victoria gives frequent lectures and presentations on the art market and appraisals and has recently presented to the Peninsula Estate Planning Council, ACTEC California Fellows annual meeting and ArtTable Seattle.