Christopher Till began his career as Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe before becoming the Director of the Johannesburg Art Gallery and Museums. He later became the Director of Culture for the City of Johannesburg where he established the first cultural office and the formation of policy. He was responsible for establishing the Johannesburg Biennale, Arts Alive International Festival (serving as director for both) and the re-building, political transformation of the Civic Theatre (now Joburg Theatre).
He is known for the establishment and re-development of the Newtown Cultural Precinct. Till has professional distinctions in many areas including being the founding board member of the International Council of Museums Fine Art Committee, Chairman of the Cape Town Triennial Organising Committee, amongst many others. He has presented numerous papers and has written for publications.
Mr Till is the director of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg as well as the director of the Gold of Africa Museum in Cape Town. He is also the principal driver in the development of the Mandela Capture site in Howick, Kwa Zulu Natal.