The Team

We are experts in financial infrastructure, technology, fine art and building successful businesses, all working towards a common goal—to increase the scope and confidence of the global art market

Angus Scott Artclear CEO and Founder


Angus Scott

Angus has a background in strategy, product and change management in capital markets infrastructure and securities services.

He was Head of Product at CLS, a specialist institution that settles over US$6 trillion of foreign exchange transactions every day. Prior to that he was Head of Product Strategy and Innovation at Euroclear Group, which settles international bond and equity transactions. He has been working on the application of blockchain technology to settle payments and securities transactions since 2013.

Previously: Strategic Change Manager at HSBC Securities Services, consultant at Accenture and Strategy Manager at the London Stock Exchange.  

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Charlotte Black Artclear CBO and Founder


Charlotte Black

Experience in retail investment management and financial services infrastructure, as a former Director of Brewin Dolphin and the Euroclear Group. 

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and was appointed Non-Executive Director of Abrdn Asia Focus PLC in 2018.

Previously: Non-Exec Director of Euroclear Group; the CISI and WMA variously between 1996–2016 and on the senior management team of Brewin Dolphin (leading investment manager with £65 billion AUM) for 28 years and Chairman of its Stewardship Committee.  

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Sanjeev Kumar Artclear Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev brings extensive leadership experience in scaling up organisations and adding value in new technologies, compliance, business transformation and complex M&As.

Former Group CIO and member of founding team of SFH (Send For Help) Group, a leading provider of IoT data driven personal safety solutions. Sanjeev has innovated industry known patents and was pivotal to SFH winning various industry awards and raising £100m+ investment for the SFH group.

Previously: Co-founder, Operations Director, product strategist and business consultant across several large corporates, start-ups and Private Equity backed companies.  

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Chris Kneale Artclear Art Market Advisor and Director

Director and Art Market Advisor

Christopher Kneale

Art industry consultant with forty years of experience in technical operations.

Previously: Manager of an international contemporary gallery; former Managing Director of Martinspeed and Associate Director of Constantine Ltd, both companies are leading fine art service providers.  

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Grace MacKeith Artclear Business Development

Marketing Executive

Grace MacKeith

Grace previously worked for an international contemporary gallery, having completed her Masters degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art and a technical internship at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. Alongside this experience in the art world, Grace brings knowledge of digital business and marketing – subjects she teaches at the University of Westminster.  

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Laurine Hanquez Senior Sales Executive Artclear

Senior Sales Executive

Laurine Hanquez

Laurine brings a wealth of experience in sales and account management gained from her successful tenures at various tech companies, where she specialised in SaaS solutions for businesses with a global footprint. Laurine has always had a deep passion for art and during her time in Europe, she organised networking events for artists. She is now combining her tech industry expertise and her love for the arts in her role at Artclear.  

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Denzel Baah Artclear IT Software Project Manager

IT Project Manager

Denzel Baah

Denzel, an accomplished project manager, brings a wealth of expertise in digital technology and agile techniques for effective project delivery. He is highly experienced in implementing microservice architecture and AI-driven projects that have revolutionised text-to-image transformations. His previous roles include Scrum Master and Product Strategist.   

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Theo Mould, Artclear Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive

Theo Mould

Theo brings extensive experience of the art market gained from working at a London art dealership and advisory firm for over five years, where he dealt with all levels of the industry. This has given him a clear understanding of the benefits Artclear's solutions have to offer the market. He holds a Masters degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art.   

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Sam Adams Artclear Product Design Consultant

Product Design Consultant 

Samuel Adams

Artist and highly experienced fine art technician, having studied at the Royal Academy of Art in London and exhibited in London and internationally. With over 15 years’ experience in and around the art world, working with international galleries and supporting services for shippers, museums and dealers.  

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Guy Adams Research Consultant

Research Consultant

Guy Adams

Guy has an extensive track record of successful innovation and leadership, specialising in hardware, optics innovations, forensic and 3D scanning. He holds 39 granted patents and is a member of the IET (CEng).

Having risen to Distinguished Technologist level, Guy recently left HP Labs after 26 years to join Artclear.

Previously: Hardware design engineer for Smiths Industries working on a flight control system for the Merlin helicopter.  

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Stephen Pollard Artclear Consultant

Research Consultant

Stephen Pollard

Stephen is a prolific inventor with over 30 years of research experience in both academic and industrial settings. He has over 60 granted US patents and over 60 refereed research papers.   

Stephen recently retired from HP where he rose to the level of Distinguished Technologist. He has developed imaging technologies associated with digital photography, 2D and 3D image processing, and product authentication.  

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David Morgan Artclear Consultant Technician

Consultant Technician

David Morgan

With over three decades of expertise in art handling spanning shipping, contemporary galleries, museums, and private collections, David brings a wealth of experience and precision to our team.  

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Consultant Technician

Craig Andrews

With a background in fine art and over 15 years of experience in the art handling industry, Craig brings a wealth of expertise to Artclear. He is well-versed in both the commercial and private spheres, having worked with artists, studios, collectors, and the broader gallery ecosystem. 

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Non-Executive Directors

Tim Howell Artclear Chairman


Tim Howell

Former Chief Executive Officer of Euroclear (a global provider of financial Market Infrastructure, helping to settle domestic and cross-border securities transactions with a total value of €791 trillion per annum). CEO for 6 years and their former risk committee chairman.

Previously: Group Treasurer at HSBC and formerly head of HSBC’s Securities division.  

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Richard Little Artclear Director


Richard Little

Angel investor and entrepreneurial non-executive director in software and services businesses.

Richard brings expertise in navigating the challenges of growing technology businesses from seed investment to £50 million revenues.

Previously: Non-Exec Director of fintech, insurtech and cybersecurity businesses. Founder and CEO of Braid Systems, now a part of IBM.  

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Malcolm Keys Artclear Director


Malcolm Keys

Group Business Development Director at BAI Communications, Malcolm has over 20 years of management and consulting experience.

He recently led a successful bid to secure a £2.2 billion contract with Transport for London as their Telecommunications Commercialisation Partner, building 4G/5G services in the London Underground and a new fibre network for London.

Previously: Held executive positions across leading telecommunications and ICT companies, including Airwave Solutions, Broadcast Australia and Crown Castle International.  

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