One of the founder members of Inzpire, Hugh’s military career began in 1986 after graduating in Physics when he joined the RAF, accumulating over 3,000 fast-jet flying hours, serving as a front-line flight commander and participating in multinational air operations in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf. He was both a Qualified Weapons Instructor (QWI) and Electronic Warfare Instructor (EWI) on Tornado F3 and graduated from numerous highly regarded international training programmes including RED FLAG, COPE THUNDER, TLT and TLP. For much of his career Hugh was deeply involved in the training, professional development, and assessment of front-line aircrew and, having led the RAF analysis team at the Defence Science and Technical Laboratory (DSTL), has significant in-depth experience of operational analysis and operational test/evaluation. He also worked for a considerable period within the intelligence community.
Hugh retired from the RAF as a Wing Commander and then completed an MBA at Warwick Business School. He is a Chartered Director, a Chartered Manager, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Institute of Leadership and Management. He was recently a finalist in the acclaimed “Director of the Year Awards” for London and South East England and has been a winner of the Chartered Manager of the Year (also for London and the South East).
Hugh is married and, having lived many years in India, has a passion for Indian and Asian cookery. He cannot forget his Physics background and keenly follows developments in modern physics. Buoyed by the recent discovery of gravitational waves and the Higgs Boson, he now eagerly awaits confirmation of the nature of dark matter and dark energy.