Meet The Team
Nathalie Melville – Creative Director
Nathalie was professionally trained as a Jeweller at St Martins in London. Since then she has worked internationally with brands such as Tiffany, Follie Follie and Shanghai Tang.
With her many private clients, Nathalie creates bespoke pieces in her own organic style or from their own original concept and ideas. These pieces either go on to become cherished reminders of milestones in her customers’ lives or valued investment pieces.
A strong believer in ethical jewellery making practices, Nathalie is one of the leading authorities in Asia on sourcing precious materials (metals and gems) through ethical, environmentally friendly, safely produced and fairtrade supply chains.
Agnes Shum -Managing Director
Agnes Shum is a graduate of the University of Hull and specialist in marketing and business strategy.
Having joined Hatton Studios in 2013 in an administrative role and quickly rose the ranks, officially becoming a partner in 2015 having taken on the role of Managing Director.
Her background in luxury lighting gave her the grounding and experience in a creative arena that has been invaluable since her move to Hatton.
A multi – linguist she is the brand’s marketing face in both Asia Pacific and Europe.
Jan Preece – Course Director
A goldsmith with of over 2 decades of experience, Jan joined the Hatton Studios team in early 2015, bringing a wealth of experience.
Having trained in the UK as a traditional apprentice he moved to Hong Kong in the early 90’s, building his brand and forging a reputation as a master craftsman of exceptional skill.
Since joining the team he has expanded the curriculum to include high level gem setting and a host of hugely popular technical classes.
Christopher Geary – CEO
Christopher is CEO of Hatton Studios and YTS Investments. He oversees finance and business strategy for Hatton.
Christopher’s experience extends through Consultancy, Fashion and Accessories, Technology, Education and Social Ventures.
Christopher holds an LL.B. (Hons) in Law from the University of Bristol. He has lived internationally and has been a World Economic Forum Global Shaper since 2011.