Frank Kilbourn

Frank Kilbourn

Frank Kilbourn (b. Ventersdorp) is a respected business entrepreneur whose love for art is matched by his exceptional philanthropy. A brilliant student, Frank holds separate degrees in Law, Commerce and Philosophy. He began his professional career as an articled clerk and practised as an attorney until 1991. After a period at Standard Corporate and Merchant

Caro Wiese

Caro Wiese

Caro Wiese (b. Windhoek) is a discerning Cape Town collector and publisher whose interest in art and social history was nurtured at a young age. Caro was born into an influential political family. Her father was the well-known politician and journalist Jacob Daniel Du Plessis Basson. Despatched to Windhoek as chief secretary of the United

Bina Genovese

Bina Genovese

Bina Genovese was appointed joint Managing Director of Strauss & Co following Stephan Welz’s sudden death in December 2015. Her in-depth knowledge and experience of the auction business both locally and internationally, and years of mentorship from Stephan Welz, leaves her in good stead to drive the company upwards and onwards; maintaining Stephan Welz’s deeply

Vanessa Phillips

Vanessa Phillips

Vanessa’s first love in the art and antique field was ceramics. She joined Stephan Welz & Co, in association with Sotheby’s, as a ceramic specialist in 1987. Over the next two decades working with Stephan Welz she broadened her expertise to include furniture, silver and glass. In 2009 she joined Strauss & Co as an

Susie Goodman

Susie Goodman

Susie Goodman (b. 1969, Johannesburg) is an energetic member of the Strauss & Co management team and has extensive knowledge of the local and international art auction business. She is a qualified auctioneer and has conducted many high-value sales. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Art History) at the University of Cape Town, Susie furthered