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  • Services for private clients
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  • Sotheby's Fine Art in Northern Ireland
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William Montgomery (with Kaiser)

William Montgomery has a life-long interest in the artistic heritage and history of Ireland. His family have been living at Grey Abbey in County Down since 1606.

The present house, built in 1762, is the third to be built by the family on the site overlooking Strangford Lough, and is considered to be one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland. The house and grounds,which include notable gardens, can be viewed by appointment.

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Grey Abbey House Grey Abbey Demesne
Grey Abbey House Grey Abbey Demesne, C18th

From 1982 to 1992 William Montgomery was a Director of Sotheby’s fine art auctioneers in London, with responsibility for Ireland, and from 1992 to 2015 he represented Sotheby’s in Northern Ireland from his office in Co. Down. He is now a Consultant. Clients may call by appointment for advice on buying and selling works of art, and home visits can also be arranged.

In 1987 he was appointed Chairman of Sotheby’s International Realty in Europe, with the specific directive of developing the company outside the USA. From a head office in London, exclusive affiliates were established throughout Europe and in North Africa. (click here for more information) From 1992 to 2005 he focused his interests on Ireland and Scotland, acting as Sotheby’s International Realty’s exclusive affiliate in these regions, until the SIR brand name was sold.

From 2005 to 2015, as an independent property consultant, he specialised in the acquisition and management of country houses, landed estates and equestrian properties, principally in Ireland and in France. In 2016 he became Chairman of Ireland Sotheby's International Realty, retiring in May 2022

Director of Abercairny Estates Limited, Perthshire.
In addition, the following Directorships:
Senior Trustee of The Gibson Trust :
Trustee of the Church of Ireland.
Trustee of the Ulster Historical Foundation.
Liveryman of The Goldsmiths' Company.
Director and then Chairman of Opera Northern Ireland.
Governor of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.
Chairman of The Weston Park Foundation, Shropshire.
Trustee of the Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland.
Member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Chairman of Acquisitions Committee.
Council Member of Camerata, Ireland.
Chairman of Hillsborough Castle Working Group.
Chairman of Hillsborough Castle Advisory Group.
Member of Keeper's Council, Armagh Public Library
President of The Weston Park Foundation, Shropshire.
1980 :
1985 > 2018:
1985 > 2009 :
1985 :
1988 > 1998 :
1995 > 2006 :
2000 > 2015 :
2001 > 2011 :
2003 > 2011 :
2007 > 2012 :
2011 > 2013 :
2013 :
2013 :
2015 > 2018 :
William Montgomery holds a number of public-service appointments, as follows:
Weston Park, Shropshire
Weston Park, Shropshire.
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