As Chief Executive, Hugh's role is to ensure that the Board and management team are aligned on an exciting sustainable strategic direction for the business and then to support all parts of the business to deliver on that strategy. All this to be done in a manner consistent with the guiding Purpose and Values of the Port.
Hugh started at Port Nelson in September 2019. With qualifications in civil engineering (BE) and management (MBA), his career has been in construction, infrastructure, and property. This background has enabled Hugh to work in over ten countries including Malaysia, Singapore; Australia; Saudi Arabia; Abu Dhabi; Hong Kong, as well as lead large design, construction, and project management companies in New Zealand and Malaysia.
During this time Hugh has been fortunate to have leadership roles in a number of challenging projects including Forsythe Barr Stadium (Dunedin) and Pan Borneo Highway – Sabah (Malaysia).
When Hugh's not at work it’s off into the beautiful hills, mountains, and rivers that make up Te Tauihu.