Hugh has had the responsibility to lead up to squadron level (200 personnel) in mechanised, light infantry and commando units on a number of diverse operations, warfighting to peace support. Completing his MSC in Defence Simulation in 1998, he was assigned to the Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive. For his work there he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002.
Joining Saab in 2004, he has worked on training, research, education and evaluation projects with NATO, Royal Navy, British Army, Special Forces and the Police. The highlights being; the design and delivery of deployable training solutions for the British Army for Kenya/Belize and a training solution to help detect Improvised Explosive Devices for operations. In 2012, he switched his focus to explore how business and their customers can improve collaboration and thus better understand the Threat(s)/Need(s)/Solution(s) Continuum. Developing a way of using scenario based collaborative learning, gamification, to explore multifaceted challenges and thus create simple, effective and resilient solutions.
In 2019 Hugh moved beyond Saab to focus on helping people within Fragile and Conflict Affected Communities to feel “Safe to Flourish”.