Hugh is an actuary and statistician at Taylor Fry, focusing on the social sector and using data to help improve government operations and policy. He is an expert in sophisticated modelling for government and private sector clients, tracking lifetime pathways of people experiencing disadvantage.
Hugh has worked on detailed pathway models for vulnerable children exiting out-of-home care in NSW, as well as similar lifetime outcome projection work for the New Zealand welfare and public housing systems. He has also worked on projects spanning disability employment, homelessness, social impact investment and justice.
Hugh has won several awards, including the University of Melbourne Chancellor’s prize for his PhD on high-dimensional data and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Brian Hey prize 2018.
He is a regular speaker on data analytics and the issues facing business, government and society.