Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod has been acclaimed by the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies as the 30th Chief of the Clan, which has been ratified by Lord Lyon. Chief Hugh has asked us to introduce him to the Clan at large and his biography gives us an insight into his career and interests.
© Frederique MacLeod 2009
Born in London in 1973, Hugh MacLeod graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Modern History from the University of London and the Sorbonne in 1995.
After a brief period at Sotheby's and Freud Communications, Hugh began working in television as a researcher and was commissioned to direct/produce Champagne and Canvas, a documentary that was nominated for best video at the 1998 BBC British Short Film Festival. Since then, Hugh has worked as a freelance director, producer and writer in film and TV and now combines his media career with the management of the MacLeod Estate which he took on in 2008.
He divides his time between Dunvegan and London, where he lives with his wife Frederique and their son Vincent.