Chris Hughes

  • Director | Lending Specialist, Europe


Chris is a Director, Lending Specialist in the European team in London and has over 20 years of finance industry experience across retail, commercial and private banking. As a Lending Specialist, he provides clients financing secured by fine art and luxury goods, including collectors, families, galleries, and dealers across Europe.

Prior to joining Sotheby’s in 2022 he spent the last 12 years leading NatWest’s private aviation lending team in London, the team specialised in providing bespoke financing solutions for high net worth and corporate clients across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. During his time at NatWest Chris oversaw continued lending growth within the aviation finance business and successfully implemented new policies to widen the scope of the finance offering to their clients and to better support the group’s Private Banking clients.

Chris graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and lives in Harpenden with his family.

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