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 her studies with Christie’s Education in London. She served an internship at Christie’s King Street, later taking up a position in the auction house’s client advisory department, where she worked for nine years and became an associate director. While at Christie’s, Susie was involved in a number of important sales of single-owner collections, including the Rothschild Collection, the collection of Lord Cholmondeley of Houghton Hall and Princess Salimah Aga Khan’s jewellery collection. Susie played a key role in developing buyers’ programmes for Christie’s and serving as associate director often travelled between Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and London.
Susie, who is also a potter, returned to South Africa in 2006 and joined Strauss & Co in 2011, specialising in client advisory services. Susie has overseen a number of high-profile Strauss & Co sales, notably the 2016 disposal of the Hardebeck Collection and R20.46 million sale of JH Pierneef’s Farm Jonkershoek with Twin Peaks Beyond, Stellenbosch in 2017. She was instrumental in introducing Strauss & Co’s popular themed sale’s sessions and many outreach programmes involving the Turbine Art Fair, Hilton Art Festival and Bag Factory Artists’ Studios that contributed to Strauss & Co receiving the 2018 Chairman’s Premier Award from Business and Arts South Africa. Susie is committed to developing strong relationships with private collectors and buyers, as well as advising clients on the building of new collections. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ampersand Fellowship Award (2018).
Susie was appointed to Strauss & Co’s board in March 2018. She works out of our Johannesburg office.