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Christopher Mellor-Hill

Christopher Mellor-Hill

Head of Client Liaison (Associate Director)

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7016 1771, Email: christopher@dnw.co.uk

Born and raised in Zambia, Christopher is a true colonial who returned permanently to live in the UK after finishing secondary school in England where he had won a sports scholarship for swimming. Christopher spent the next 25 years in The City, initially as a trainee stockbroker before embarking on a career in commodities and foreign exchange, spending much time in the Middle East and Australia. A move onto the London Metal Exchange lasted 10 years, four of them based in New York. He left the commodities world in 1998 and, after a few commercial forays, was invited to join DNW in 2006.

It was on Christopher's move to London after leaving school that his enthusiasm for medals began in earnest thanks to his father's interest and Christopher’s short period of territorial service in the HAC (Honourable Artillery Company) whilst working in The City. Collecting was already in the blood with stamps and other things, but an early medal 'find', despite the relatively huge prices being fetched then, was Christopher's baptism into the world of medals. Being in London he was able to visit all the auctions and fairs and got to know the London medal fraternity well. One of his first acquaintances back in the late 1970s was Nimrod Dix now Executive Chairman of DNW. Commodities gave Christopher the opportunity for much international travel and it was during this time that he was able to visit and make friends with many medal collectors around the globe. Whilst based in New York in the 90s Christopher was a regular attendee at OMSA and exhibited there too. For several years Christopher and a good friend hosted annual battlefield tours around the Western Front, which were also renowned for good food, wine and late nights! When the OMRS closed down their London meetings in 1999, Christopher established the London Medal Club, a convivial monthly group now into its 19th year, which reflected his enjoyment of the social side of medal collecting which he believes makes the medal collecting hobby so rewarding.

Christopher is a regular speaker at various Medal Societies and Conventions as well as other societies on the subject (mostly African related stories) Christopher is also a regular exhibitor at OMRS. He particularly enjoys the opportunity of meeting fellow collectors to chat medals whilst on his regular travels around Britain and overseas in his role as DNW's Head of Client Services.

Christopher was married in July 2017 and in recognition of his three step children has had their name of Mellor with Hill combined.