Hugh holds a PhD in Laws from King’s College London, The University of London, and postgraduate Law degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney and The University of Sydney. He also holds a BA in Political Science and Economic History from The University of New England.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Hugh practised as a Barrister-at-Law and as the Director of Financial Crime Programs at the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security, Charles Sturt University.
Outside of work, Hugh is dedicated to his community having served seven years in the Australian Army Reserve and is presently a volunteer firefighter with the Rural Fire Service (RFS).
Hugh and his wife Bettina, have a young family with two daughters and reside within the electorate.