Roger McIlroy was born and educated in Sydney, Australia and moved to London in 1977 where he commenced work at Christie’s International. During his thirty year tenure at Christie’s, his first eight years were spent concentrating on European ceramics, culminating in the publication of two books on the subject. A two year period was spent as Managing Director of Christie’s Scotland at a time when Scottish pictures – particularly Colourists – reached new heights. Returning to Australia in 1989 as Managing Director of Christie’s Australia, he was also appointed Chairman of Christie’s Australia and Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Asia. Recognised for his expertise in the auction room, Roger was auctioneer for the majority of the paintings auctions throughout Asia and Australia at this time. Leaving Christie’s in 2006 he went into partnership with Lady Angela Nevill, the esteemed London art dealer. A career spanning the last forty years has seen Roger largely concentrating on 19th and 20th century art from Europe, Australia and Asia.