For the last three and a half years, Hugh Foley worked in the US for FSG – a consulting firm founded by Mark Kramer and Professor Michael Porter, creators of the ‘shared value’ concept. Hugh has advised multinational companies on shared value programs in the US, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Now based in Melbourne, Hugh is an independent consultant, helping Australian companies to create and implement effective shared value strategies.
Upon becoming a consultant at FSG, Boston, Hugh brought more than five years of experience advising corporations, government agencies, and industry bodies as both a lawyer and community engagement consultant.
Hugh works with FSG’s nonprofit, foundation, and corporate clients, advising on strategy, research, and evaluation across each of the firm’s impact areas. Hugh is currently working with a major foundation on a strategy to enhance the business and social impact of its community engagement activities.
Prior to joining FSG, Hugh started his career as a lawyer in Australia. After several years, he transitioned to a consulting role at firm that specializes in community engagement, strategy and outreach. Hugh counseled a range of organizations – particularly in the finance and resources sectors – on how to work better with their communities. Through this work, Hugh has seen the huge potential of aligning organizations with the needs and expectations of their stakeholders.
Monash University (Australia), BA in Arts and Laws
Utrecht University (The Netherlands - exchange), International Law