Julian Radcliffe has an MA from Oxford and worked at Lloyd’s the insurance market founding the leading political risk broker and Control Risks the leading risk management consultancy for multi-national companies with offices in 25 countries. In 1990 he was asked by Sotheby’s to found the Art Loss Register whose shareholders included the leading auction houses, insurers, and dealer associations.
The Art Loss Register is the recognised international databases of stolen and fake art with over 500,000 entries and conducts over 350,000 paid searches of auction sales, fairs, dealers, exhibitions, and for law enforcement. At any one time it is handling over 150 recoveries and these total over £100 million since 1990.
He was appointed OBE in 2000 and QRVM in 2005 for services in the Ministry of Defence. He has lectured at Police and Armed Service Staff Colleges, is founding a museum at his estate in the UK and collects early English watercoulours.