Charles Swindon

After graduating in Military and Diplomatic History from the University of Durham, Charles has worked in the metals industry for more than 27 years and is very well known in the international metals community.  Since spending many years with Rudolf Wolff, founder members of the London Metal Exchange, he established RJH Trading Limited in May 1997. RJH trades in minor metals, ferro-alloys, non-ferrous metals, precious metals and scrap metals and is fully committed to recycling, waste management and sustainable products. RJH works closely with many producers on tolling agreements, as well as refiners. In addition, Charles has written, broadcast and presented conference papers on many aspects of the metals industry, across the world.

RJH Trading was honoured with the Queen's Award for International Trade on the occasion of Her Majesty's 80th Birthday in 2006.  This was in recognition of the substantial growth and diversification that the company has made in the last few years. For the last five years, Charles has chaired the Lobby Committee of the MMTA (Minor Metals Trade Association), and has been the Chairman of the MMTA for the last two years.  The MMTA is the premier minor metals association worldwide and he has embarked on a period of transformation and global expansion for its members.

Charles is a keen linguist and uses many of his languages in daily business.  In his spare time, Charles enjoys gardening, keep fit, tennis and collecting Chinese antiquities.  Charles is married and has three children.


Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Sales.