Hugh has worked in a variety of editorial and publishing roles in the newspaper industry. He was editor of the Age online and deputy editor of sections at the Age. He was also editor of News Limited online and general manager of APN Online at APN News & Media.
Hugh has taught journalism at RMIT and UTS and currently lectures at La Trobe University. He received a Walkley Award in 2004, and is a winner of two Melbourne Press Club Awards. In 2014 he was a recipient of the Walkley Foundation Grant for Innovation in Journalism.