Director of Philanthropy
Hugh joined Harper Bernays in August, 2016 as Director, Philanthropy. Hugh commenced his professional career as an Economist in the Department of Treasury in Canberra. Subsequent to a two year period of service in Treasury where, among other duties, Hugh contributed to Board papers for both the Commonwealth Bank and the Reserve Bank, the following six years in Canberra were spent working firstly as an Economist in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, then as Private Secretary/Economic Adviser to Senator the Hon. Fred Chaney during his time as Opposition Leader in the Senate, and finally as Private Secretary/ Economic Adviser to Hon. John Howard during his time as Shadow Treasurer.
Hugh moved into the Funds Management industry in 1986. His early years in Funds Management culminated, in April 1996, with Hugh becoming Deputy Managing Director of Norwich Investment Management Limited (NIML), Norwich Union’s investment arm.
Hugh joined the ANZ Banking Group in late 1998. During his time with ANZ, Hugh occupied a variety of senior positions, including for some 14 years, Chief Investment Officer, ANZ Trustees Limited. In this capacity, Hugh among other investment responsibilities, oversaw the investments of over 200 substantial charitable foundations, trusts and not for profit organisations. When ANZ Bank sold its Trustee company to Equity Trustees in July 2014, Hugh transitioned with the ANZ Trustees client base and his investment team to ensure a smooth transition and integration into the new operation. Hugh left Equity Trustees in April, 2015.
Hugh graduated from Monash University with a BEc (1st Class Hons) in 1978.