Mark is the third generation of the Donaldson family in the motor industry. After his graduation from University, he worked for his father and there he realised a passion for a career working with rare automobiles of historical interest.
In 2002 Mark joined renowned auction house Christie’s as a Specialist in their car department. Initially based in London, in 2005 he accepted a two-year posting to their Beverly Hills office where he was placed in charge of their annual flagship auction in Monterey, Northern California.
Mark returned to the UK in 2007 to work on Private Treaty transactions. Since incorporating his own company in 2010 his experience in handling an array of both high value and often complex vehicles has continued to result in consistent referred and repeat business. The business operates with the benefit of trusted Consultants and Outsourced Expertise to ensure it remains both competitive and flexible. In keeping with a well-travelled CV (resume), having conducted business on five continents we take our operational diligence very seriously and relish a challenge.
With nearly twenty years’ service to the industry Mark is often cited for market opinion in the motoring press. An avid racer Mark has competed in the UK, Europe and the USA at notable circuits such as Goodwood, Monza, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Silverstone, Spa Francorchamps and Monza. He has competed in more than ten 24hr Endurance races and has also taken part in the Tour Auto, Silverstone Classic, Le Mans Classic and the Spa 6 hours in a variety of vehicles.
Mark lives in Surrey with his wife and 2 daughters.