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Hugh Belshaw, "OBE qualified as a chartered accountant with a small London partnership in 1962 and spent some years as a management accountant before joining Oxfam in 1970 as finance director. Oxfam grew rapidly over the following decades and the job developed accordingly.
"He retired in 1996 and was awarded an OBE. He served as trustee and treasurer of Practical Action (formerly the Intermediate Technology Development Group -ITDG) until 2006 and served as a trustee on two other smaller charities.
"His hobbies include volunteering with his wife on practical projects both abroad and for the National Trust and RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) in the UK. Hugh's spare time is taken up with gardening, canoeing and family." 
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