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Hugh McLernon is an Executive Director of IMF Bentham and oversees Special Projects for the company.
Hugh is a lawyer by training. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia. After graduation he worked as a Crown Prosecutor for eight years and then as a barrister at the independent bar for a further nine years, before joining Clayton Utz for three years as a litigation partner.
In 1988, Mr McLernon retired from legal practice and introduced the secondary life insurance market into Australia through the Capital Life Exchange. He also pioneered the funding of large-scale litigation into Australia through McLernon Group Limited. From 1996 to 2001, Mr McLernon was the Managing Director of the Hill Group of companies which operates in the finance, mining, property, insurance and investment arenas of Australia.
Mr McLernon has been an Executive Director of IMF Bentham since December 2001 and was the inaugural Managing Director through to December 2004. He became the Managing Director again on 18 March 2009 and retired from that role on 5 January 2015.
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Managing Director and CEO
Global Chief Investment Officer
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Chief Financial Officer
Global Fund Financial Manager
Chief Investment Officer (Australia)
Senior Investment Manager
Investment Manager Head of EMEA Office
Associate Investment Manager
Legal Counsel (Risk and Compliance)
Chief Investment Officer - Asia
Chief Investment Officer US Legal Counsel
Investment Manager, Legal Counsel
Chief Marketing Officer - US
Development Team Leader
Client Liaison Team Leader
Marketing and Operations Manager
Associate Investment Manager, Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel, Marketing Manager
Chief Marketing Officer - Australia and Asia
Chief of Staff - US
Business Development Director
Chief Investment Officer (Canada)
Director of Strategic Partnerships (Canada) Investment Manager and Legal Counsel
Investment Manager and Legal Counsel
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