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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.
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