President, Ethical Good
Duncan has travel, social impact, and climate sustainability in his blood. Duncan found his vocation through travel and because of one very impactful encounter has spent his career blending social impact, climate sustainability and travel.
Duncan has a unique academic and professional background across the third sector, private sector and the impact investment world and is passionate and committed to achieving commercial solutions to social and environmental issues.
Duncan has varied concurrent interests including an investment in and operational role with crowdfunder.co.uk, Ethical Goods Ltd that invests to enable social and environmental tech enterprises start or grow their impact business, NED positions with Angello.com, Impactful.World, Bloom Coffee and Make Time Count, and has to date raised more than £150m for charities through commercial partnerships.
Previous appointments include International Director for one of the world’s largest Development / Humanitarian Aid organisations – The Salvation Army, with a global portfolio of economic development and aid projects.
After leaving the third sector to pioneer an Ethical Impact Investment fund in 2008 and successful sale, Duncan founded a PE backed social enterprise that created cause marketing relationships between Business and Charity in partnership with IMG. More recently Duncan runs impact funds which aim to reduce financial and social exclusion in the UK for disadvantaged individuals and communities.
Duncan is a proven communicator from village to boardroom, from small teams to large crowds, and takes pride in being a translator of often complex issues to the relevant audience. Duncan’s core skills include economic development, leadership, strategy, problem solving, diplomacy, communication and fundraising. He chooses to deploy these skills in projects that matter and have social and environmental impact.
Duncan is founding Trustee/ambassador of two anti-human trafficking charities (Stop The Traffik and Croydon Community against Trafficking).
<And on a personal note… I’m a busy father of three, friends and colleagues know me for running or cycling ridiculously long distances, playing average but enthusiastic golf, a mainstay midfielder for the same football club for 30 years, making the world’s best/most expensive chilli sauce (own opinion!), inventing a sausage recipe well known locally (true story), double Guinness World Records ® holder, appearing in the films Bohemian Rhapsody and Braveheart and was a London2012 Olympic Torch bearer.>