Hugh works at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as a Policy Analyst, focusing on biodiversity-related financial risks and critical minerals.


Hugh graduated from the University of Exeter with a 1st in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, writing his dissertation on the risk-return profile of the UK green bond market. He started out at the Bank of England where he worked in the Prudential Policy Department, working on Large Exposures and climate-related financial risks. Following this, he attended the London School of Economics (LSE), to undertake an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change. Whilst at the LSE he worked for the Grantham Research Institute on central banks and climate-related risks.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Finance
  • Central Banks
  • Critical Minerals


Research - 2023

This paper empirically estimates the material demand requirements for so-called ‘transition-critical materials’ (TCMs) implied under two climate scenarios and finds potentially serious supply ‘bottlenecks’ for three materials – copper, lithium and nickel – which are exacerbated if the transition is delayed. Read more


Policy - 2024

Policy - 2023

Policy - 2022

This report establishes a firm basis for central bank supervisory action in mitigating the risks from the transition to net-zero and proposes a policy change to enable the Bank of England to better identify and reduce transition risk. Its analysis is relevant for other central banks around the world, too. Read more

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