Duncan was appointed Acting Chief Commercial Officer in March 2017. Prior to this, he worked closely with Plunket to help shape the new Leadership Team and to develop the blueprint for Plunket’s future support services and strategic capability.
Duncan is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience of working in finance and organisational change leadership roles in both New Zealand and the UK. As an Executive Director at PwC Management Consulting, he brings a breadth of financial and commercial expertise to the role. He also has a wide range of experience in leading organisations through transformational change, most recently with the Ministry of Health.
Duncan is passionate believer in the importance of providing every New Zealand child with the best possible start in life, and with the opportunities to make the most of their talents and interests. This is reflected in his past roles, including two years at the Ministry for Education, and he is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at his children’s school. This is why he is excited by the opportunity to contribute to Plunket continuing success: he is a strong believer in the organisation’s objectives and its strategic direction. He feels privileged to work at Plunket, an organisation where he can help to make a real difference in the lives of NZ families.
Originally from England, Duncan moved to Wellington in 2004. He has two young kiwi children who have both been through Plunket and is planning to stay in NZ to raise his children.