Director of AAVIL, serves as chair of the Board of Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation, Chair of Port Hope Community Health Centre and Past-President of Community Living – Northumberland West. Hugh is also an active Rotarian and past president of Port Hope Rotary, and Compensation Officer (Arbitrator) for the Port Hope Area Initiative Property Evaluation Program.
Hugh was educated at Yale University and the University of Western Ontario. His experience includes 5 years as senior university administrator and 30 years as a lawyer practicing in Port Hope from 1977-1985 followed by 3 years of sole general practice. He provided legal counsel to the Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland from 1978 and was employed full-time by them in 1988 until 2007 when he retired.