Position: CIO, Equitix
Hugh is a founding Director of Equitix and serves as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer. Hugh is responsible for fundraising at Equitix and managed the establishment of EF III which closed on £505 million with 21 investors, EF II which closed on £333 million with 14 investors and the formation of the £104m EF I with 8 investors. He chairs the Investment Committee for all Equitix Funds and oversees the portfolio management functions, responsible for the administration and optimisation of the Funds’ assets.
Hugh is also responsible for the majority of Equitix’s secondary acquisitions and has managed the bids for all of the Equitix LIFTCos. He has also led various teams to win the bids for Welland Power; Gywnt y Mor, Thanet and Greater Gabbard OFTOs; Blackpool, Oldham and Rochdale Street Lighting Projects; Leeds Mental Health Unit and Pembrokeshire Schools. Prior to joining Equitix, Hugh was Commercial Manager at John Laing where he managed Laing’s investments into the Social Housing and Hospital sectors including Bart’s and the Royal London Hospital as well as the acquisition of two Canadian Hospitals. Prior to John Laing, he worked for Bechtel Corporation both in London and USA. Hugh graduated with a BSc (Honours) Environmental & Ecological Engineering from the University of Newcastle. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA).