Hugh is Leathwaite’s Data Innovation Lead. Hugh Joined Leathwaite in 2015 after moving to London from Brisbane.

He initially joined Leathwaite as as a junior accountant within the finance team, where he became a champion for the adoption of increased automation within his role, and the function as a whole. In 2017, off the back of his success, moved into a full-time innovation role with an aim to ‘make the boat go faster’.

Here's our 90 second interview with Hugh.....

Thinking back to when you joined Leathwaite, what first attracted you to the company?

The culture is friendly and open. So different to the perception of the industry as a whole.


What gets you out of the bed in the morning?

Working on exciting and new projects like The Pay Index.


What is your biggest professional achievement at Leathwaite to date?

Automating one third of my previous role in the accounts team.


What three words best describe your role at Leathwaite?

Boat goes faster!


If you could switch jobs with someone (anyone!), who would it be?

Elon Musk.


Tell me about some of the people you’ve had the chance to meet working at Leathwaite (internal or external)?

The recent opportunity I had to go and work at our New York office is a clear highlight – it’s a great way to build stronger relationships.


What advice would you give people starting out in their careers?

Don’t get bitter, get better.


What is your motto or personal mantra?

Work smarter, not harder.


What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I can solve a rubiks cube in under 2 minutes.


Which one of Leathwaite’s internal values do you most relate to?

Talk to everyone.


What’s your Leathwaite nickname?


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