Hugh Hutchinson

Hugh Hutchinson

Hugh Hutchison is one of few people to have competed at the top level in sport, been successful in the corporate world and had a career in the army. His unique background has given him an understanding and balanced focus on individual performance, business success, management and leadership. Hugh's business and motivational talks can focus on all or some of these areas depending on your company's requirements.

Key Points


  • Double Olympian in freestyle mogul skiing.
  • Three Commonwealth titles and four times British Mogul skiing champion.
  • British Olympic Association Athlete Executive.
  • Captain in the Royal Engineers (British Army).
  • 20 years experience in the commercial world of sport.
  • Sports commentator for Olympic Broadcast Services, Sky, Eurosport and BBC.



Hugh Hutchinson is Britain’s most successful male mogul skier making the semi-finals at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games.  Hugh competed on the World Cup circuit for four years making ten top 25 results.  He won the British senior title four times and has three Commonwealth titles. Competing at an elite level taught Hugh about focus, determination, resilience, the benefit of training particular skills and of using the best possible support, equipment and technology.

After retiring from skiing Hugh served for four years on the British Olympic Executive representing all winter sports and was Athletes Director at the British Ski and Snowboard Federation. This was his first experience of working at board level and has since worked on many others. This provided him with the importance of good strategic planning.

Hugh was part of the commentary team at the Pyeungchang Winter Olympics in February 2018 and has commentated and been a pundit for BBC, Eurosport, Sky and Olympic Broadcast Services.
Hugh combines his competitive ski career with a career in the British Army becoming a Captain in the Royal Engineers and serving in the UK, Germany and Cyprus. Operational and people management skills are just two key qualities military training and operational scenarios provided him with.

Since 1995 Hugh has focused on the commercial world of sport and entertainment including working for Reebok’s International Marketing Department in Boston USA, five years as Commercial Director and Head of Client Servicing at Fast Track (now CSM Sport and Entertainment), a London based international sports marketing agency, four Years Sports Marketing Strategic Advisor for Red Bull UK, six Years as Managing Director of 9 Yards Marketing a UK based international sports and entertainment agency.

In 2011 Hugh moved to NZ and for six years worked at Sport NZ as Senior Commercial Advisor to the New Zealand sport and recreation sector. During this time, he delivered commercial support to specific National Sports Organisations (NSO), National Recreation Organisations (NRO) and Regional Sport Trusts (RST), as part of an integrated business improvement service. He also worked on collective and sector wide projects resulting in business efficiencies and significant increased revenue.

Hugh's business and commercial experience has ranged from small private companies to major international brands and from the private sector to the public sector. Hugh has worked in the UK, Europe, the USA and over the last seven years in NZ as well as Australia.

Presentation Topics


  • The building blocks of success in sport and business
  • Inspiration and motivation. This can be sport, military and/or business focused
  • Leadership and senior management
  • Individual performance and team work in sport and business
  • Sports marketing and broadcasting
  • Facilitating commercial and management workshops
  • Fronting events and Q&A sessions with Winter Olympic athletes


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