Hugh is both group CTO and CIO at The Net-A-Porter Group, a global multi-brand retailer and media group. He leads a 300-strong IT team to develop and deliver in-house retail and publishing platforms, and e-commerce, m-commerce and s-commerce propositions.

Hugh has over 25 years of experience in service development, deployment and operations. He also has experience in Africa, Europe and the Americas developing mobile and internet companies from startups to multinationals.

He was previously Non-Executive Director at Featurespace, a big data and predictive analytics company where he provided strategic advice and guidance. In 2009 he was named Director of Development at Betfair, a pioneer peer-to-peer sports exchange betting company. He rebuilt its core trading platform and globalised the organization, leading to its 2010 IPO which listed as “Europe’s largest internet success story” on the London Stock Exchange.  

Hugh was also COO at OpenVantage, operator of betNOW, and Head of Service Development at Vodafone.