He has chaired the governance and nomination committee since May 2017 and also served as chairman of the audit committee from 2009 until May 2017. He is currently non-executive chairman of Capital & Regional plc. He joined this London-based property asset management company in 2008 as chief executive and led the restructuring and repositioning of Capital & Regional as a specialist property REIT. In June 2017, Hugh stepped down as chief executive of Capital & Regional plc to become its non-executive chairman. Hugh started his career in banking in 1980, in corporate finance at Kleinwort Benson. In 1984, he joined Swiss Bank Corporation where he held several senior roles in investment banking and became a member of the corporate finance executive committee of SBC Warburg in 1995. In 1996, he joined ABN AMRO where he held several senior positions, joining the managing board in 2000 taking responsibility, inter alia, for financial institutions, operations and technology within the wholesale clients division, then acting as chief operating officer and finally as chief financial officer until 2007. Hugh was educated in Paris and Oxford where he graduated in modern history. He was born in 1958 and is a UK citizen.