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Hugh had the privilege of experiencing many organisational environments: human-resource-management services in the insurance, utility, and healthcare sectors; labour negotiations; board governance and advisory work; learner engagement at various universities; local and provincial healthcare administration; government service; provincial climate-change planning; and national healthcare quality and safety improvement.
Spending time as a front-line worker, middle manager, senior executive, and chief executive officer provided him with a deep appreciation of the dynamics that take place between people and relationships within and between organisational spaces.
His executive leadership experience includes; vice president, senior vice president, associate deputy minister and chief executive officer roles.
In addition to professional accomplishments, Hugh is a consummate learner and knowledge-exchange advocate and lecturer. Professional activities have included: adjunct professor at Griffith University Business School in Brisbane, Australia and senior fellow at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Currently an adjunct professor for the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.
Hugh pushes tenaciously to establish new narratives pertaining to change, transformation, and leadership. He uses writing as a tool to uncover and establish new understandings within himself while providing others with a new way of seeing. The motivating factor behind his writing is to increase the number of minds and voices that can participate in the process of change and transformation. Writing provides Hugh with a platform to explore, reflect, and challenge personal assumptions while inciting new possibilities.
Hugh is eternally grateful for the multitude of individuals who graciously shared their time, words, wisdom, and encouragement with him along his leadership journey. His enthusiasm is derived from his desire to facilitate change and be of service to future leaders, and to give back, extending to them the same generosities that were bestowed upon him.
He has authored over 100 leadership and transformation essays/articles/papers and released a book titled “Humanizing Leadership, Sub-Title: Reflections Fuels, People Matter and Relationships Make the Difference”, in August 2019.
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