Guy Bennett was born in Reading, England and grew up in North London. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley and completed his post-graduate studies in the History of Art at Oxford University, Hertford College.
In 1997, Guy joined Christie's 20th Century Art department. In 2004, he was appointed Head of the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, and in 2006, he became International Head of the department and a Senior Vice President of the company. After leaving Christie's in 2009, Guy became Chief of Acquisitions and Collections for Qatar Museums. His work in Doha over the past five years has forged an international network of communication through the arts and helped position Doha as a future hub of culture and art.
Donating his time as an auctioneer, Guy has raised over £200 million for various charities, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, New York Collaborates for Autism, Greenwich Hospital, Artspace, and the Center for Discovery. Guy is also a founding investor in Zeus Sports Ltd. Led by its director, England Rugby player Chris Robshaw, Zeus produces a wide range of special events for companies, charities, clubs and individuals. Guy is impressed by the enthusiasm, proactivity, and potential of the company’s young directors and has stepped into a mentoring role to financially and emotionally support some of England’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
Guy currently lives in New York City with his wife and three children.