Hugh graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a MSc in Ecological Management and Conservation Biology.
Hugh learnt about countryside management first hand as a volunteer ranger with the South Downs National Park Authority. Since coming to ECOSA in 2015 he has progressed from the work placement scheme up to Principal Ecologist level, and currently manages medium to large-scale projects; closely liaising with clients on mitigation, wildlife licensing and Biodiveristy Net Gain. Hugh holds a Level 1 great crested newt licence and Level 2 bat licence. He also holds a rare reptile licence which permits him to work on schemes where sand lizard and smooth snake are present.
Outside of work, Hugh enjoys reading, exploring the countryside and volunteers with Snakes in the Heather surveying for smooth snakes across the south of England.