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.
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. From 1992 to 2005 he focused his interests on Ireland and Scotland, acting as Sotheby’s International Realty’s exclusive affiliate in these regions.
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 l Sotheby’s International Realty.