Tom Best

EASEL - Trustee

Tom Best is an auctioneer and the founder of The Auction Collective - a primary market auction house that promotes under-represented and emerging artists. Tom first caught the auction ‘bug’ at 19, whilst selling fruit and veg at his local village hall. Several years later, and after a Masters in Art History from St Andrews University, he joined Christie’s Auction House as a specialist in Impressionist & Modern art then later Post-War & Contemporary art. 

In 2016, moved by the escalating crisis in Syria, Tom stepped away from the art world to join the humanitarian charity Start Network, where he worked for two years before dedicating his full time to The Auction Collective in 2018.