Hugh McKee was born in 1964 in Coatbridge and has lived in the Monklands all of his life. Educated at Coatbridge High School Hugh went on to Glasgow University and graduated in Mathematics and Statistics in 1985. Hugh qualified as an actuary with Scottish Amicable.
Hugh has been married to Jillian for more than thirty years and they have two children. Sarah is a civil engineering student at Edinburgh University and Craig is at school in Glasgow. Hugh and Jillian are both elders at New St Andrew's Parish Church in Coatbridge where Hugh has been the Treasurer for more than ten years.
Until early 2019 Hugh was Managing Director for UK Retail business at the Just Group having also held various senior roles with Prudential and Royal London. Hugh was a trustee of the Airdrie Savings Bank from 2010 to 2018.