Duncan’s interest in student leadership was piqued at school when he was appointed as Head of School in his final year at Highgate. At university, he subsequently founded The Young Leaders’ Consultancy to support students who were stepping into leadership roles in Sixth Form.
Duncan graduated with a First in English Literature from the University of York in 2009, and joined Procter & Gamble’s Graduate Leadership Programme. He resigned from P&G in 2012 to return to work in education. He has since built The Unreasonables (an organisation that works to create cultures of leadership across British independent schools) and Blue Chip Leaders (an organisation that supports the leadership development of international students studying in the UK).
Duncan is former Editor of Bad Taste Magazine and Chairman of York Carnival. He is a graduate of Common Purpose’s Frontrunner leadership programme and former Business Advisor to Young Enterprise. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a business coach and mentor, a Governor of The Skinners’ Academy, a member of the Serpentine Running Club (he ran the London Marathon in April 2014 for the RNCF) and a poor (though aspiring) Modern Jive dancer.