Throughout his career, Hugh has assisted privately held businesses in audit, accounting and taxation. Additionally, Hugh is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV), which is the only recognized valuation organization in Canada. The niche expertise of a CBV is often required when buying or selling businesses, resolving shareholder disputes, estate planning, or settling valuation disputes with Canada Revenue Agency.
Hugh has given testimony as a qualified expert witness on valuation matters before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Hugh is the author of numerous presentations and articles on valuation matters. Hugh has held many senior positions at Crowe MacKay LLP, including Managing Director of the Vancouver and Surrey offices, member of the firm’s Executive Committee and CEO. Hugh is a natural problem solver, and in the niche of business valuation and litigation support, that’s often the characteristic you want. Never a perfect science, business valuations are based on pertinent information, experience, judgment and reasoning. Hugh has earned the trust and confidence of clients for his dedication to research and for his pragmatic approach to finding solutions.
Hugh gives back to his profession by serving on the CPABC Investigation Committee.
A passionate cyclist, Hugh has completed the BC Cancer Foundation’s Vancouver to Seattle Ride To Conquer Cancer (RTCC) six times and has personally raised over $50,000 of the over $70,000,000 raised for research and treatment. Hugh also completed the Montreal to Quebec City RTCC in 2014.