Andrew Findlay and Tim Klingender Wiki – Andrew Findlay and Tim Klingender Biography
IT entrepreneur Andrew Findlay, 51, remains unaccounted for after the body of Tim Klingender, 50, was found in the water in Watsons Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Thursday. NSW Police were seen scouting the waters near the headland after wreckage from their 7.8m Brig was found floating near The Gap. Caves and cliffs around the suburb were searched with a PolAir helicopter seen hovering just offshore trying to locate more of the boat and Mr Findlay. Mr Findlay, a father of three young children, was the second passenger on the fishing trip, NSW Police said. The tech entrepreneur was known to be a keen fisherman according to close friends who are eagerly awaiting word on his whereabouts. “It’s horrible for everyone,” one of Findlay’s friends told the Sydney Morning Herald. Mr Findlay had a love of the water with an old photo showing him and his three children canoeing in Sydney Harbour. Findlay’s partner, Lakshmi Pillai, declined to comment on the matter when approached by reporters.
Andrew Findlay, 51, and Tim Klingender 50 years old.
After the Sydney boat tragedy that claimed the life of art dealer Tim Klingender, there is still no sign of the missing man
Police were seen abseiling down a cliff at The Gap on Friday when they discovered more pieces of the wrecked boat. Friends and family of Ms. Pillai also gathered in the area to support her friend. The search was suspended at 5:00 p.m. m. on Friday and resumed at dawn early Saturday. Marine police were contacted around 10:20 a.m. Thursday by members of the public who had noticed floating debris in the area. Shortly thereafter, the naked body of Mr. Klingender, who only had socks on his feet, was found dragged along the rocks near a small boat that had capsized. By Friday, three marine boats had joined efforts to search the area by 8 a.m., as well as a group of volunteers from Botany Port Hacking. Teams have been conducting parallel line searches from The Gap to Wedding Cake Island, just off Coogee, according to NSW Inspector Steve Raymond.
‘Sea conditions around the search area are acceptable; there is a bit of swell but visibility is good enough for Marine Rescue NSW search teams,” Raymond told SMH. Mr. Klingender’s death has been met with shock by the art community, which considered him an international leader in Indigenous Australian art. “He leaves a huge void for indigenous art in this country and around the world…he really was the architect of the market we have today,” Melbourne associate and gallery owner D’Lan Davidson told the Daily Telegraph. His wife, Skye McCardle, will now be the primary caregiver for the couple’s two teenage children. Ms McCardle was in Nepal when the news of her husband’s death broke, before promptly returning to Sydney on Friday.
Klingender spent 20 years working for Sotheby’s, where he became an international director from 1998 to 2009. While there, he established a contemporary art department for Sotheby’s, Australia, in 1994, before founding an Aboriginal art department in 1996. After leaving the organization, Mr. Klingender launched Tim Klingender Fine Art in 2009, which held the strong ethical standard for which he was known within the industry. Police are now trying to understand what caused the boat to become a wreck, and whether it was due to mechanical failure or was struck by the elements.