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Glen Hughes: President, University of Waikato Alumni Association


Glen graduated from the University of Waikato with a Master of Science with Honours in 1994.  He was co-opted onto the Alumni Association committee in 2011 and was voted President in 2012.

Glen resides in Christchurch where he manages the South Island operations of a professional engineering consultancy.

He has been involved in the Christchurch rebuild through the Christchurch Business Leaders Group and the Professional Services Advisory Group to the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT)  and was named on the 2011 President’s Award, Fulton Downer Gold Medal Roll of Honour of engineers who responded to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Over time Glen has held a variety of business leadership roles at business, regional and general management level. He is a Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and a Companion Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Glen is married to Cynthia and together they have three daughters Macey, Lilah and Eve.