Partner, Risk Services
Hugh is currently has two responsibilities within the Australian firm. The first includes a number of technology offerings within the Forensic and Risk practices including managing the e-Discovery practice. The second is responsibility for the development and management of the Australian firm’s offshoring initiative. Hugh has worked in many areas of the Australian Deloitte firm including: Audit, Corporate Recovery, Forensic and Risk Services.
In recent years Hugh has been involved in developing new products and offerings for the Australian firm. This has led to his roles in technology in the Forensic practice and leading the establishment of Deloitte Australia’s offshoring presence in India.
Within the Forensic practice Hugh runs the Online Delivery and e-Discovery businesses.
The e-Discovery practice is an integral part of the Forensic business and has been for many years. The Online Delivery function leverages a number of e-Discovery tools and is aimed at assisting organisations with their corporate governance, risk mitigation, internal control frameworks, transactions and general data management. The tools include: hosting tools in the context of litigation, online data rooms in the context of M&A, survey and data collection platforms, internal control self-assessment tools, a board paper management product and a whistleblower service for clients’ employees.
The second area of responsibility is in assisting the Australian Firm maximise its use of our Extended Delivery Centre in India. Building the presence in India has included working with both our client facing and non-client facing functions to determine what could be more efficiently performed in our Extended Delivery Centre and driving and managing the growth thereof. Activities transitioned to date include significant elements of all of our client facing and non-client facing activities necessitating the development of processes, teams and risk frameworks.
Area of expertise
- Technology Services
- Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Controls transformation & assurance
- Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions Services
- Restructuring Services.
Professional membership and qualification
- Chartered Accountant and Registered Liquidator.