Hugo joined Grit in 2022 and currently serves as Finance Director. Prior to taking up the position, he served as Financial Director for the African region of the Orica Group of companies, listed in Australia. During his tenure, Hugo was credited with the planning and successful execution of the Africa region’s restructuring in a business optimal and tax efficient manner.

In addition, Hugo implemented several initiatives that resulted in a cumulative EBIT improvement of more than AUD13 million per annum and improvement in trade working capital of AUD10 million through the reduction in overdue debtor balances.