Hugh has been the Director of the CVE since March 2008, having served on the PGF / CVE Council before his appointment. Prior to 2008 he had spent 35 years as an owner or partner in predominantly mixed regional practices, initially in Kempsey then in Armidale in NSW. Following his graduation in early 1973, he worked in dairy practice prior to travelling the well-worn kangaroo route to the UK, where he worked with small animals and horses in particular. This was followed by the completion of a master’s project by research in equine reproduction at the University of Sydney, prior to purchasing the practice in Kempsey in 1977. In 1985 he and his young family moved inland to Armidale to establish a new practice, which was not sold until 2007. In 1989 he gained membership of the ANZCVS in equine medicine. Hugh and Sally were married in 1989, continue to celebrate happy anniversaries together and are the proud parents of three lovely daughters, a granddaughter and grandson.