Duncan has more than 30 years experience in both the public and voluntary and community sectors, at national and local levels. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of social policy, a track record of influencing change and in leading work concerned with addressing inequalities and promoting social inclusion.
Duncan is a trustee of Seaview, the St Leonards-on-Sea open access wellbeing centre and the Brighton based charity Community Works, which provides development support for local VCSE organisations.
Duncan was born in East Sussex and has lived in Brighton for most of his life. He has considerable personal understanding of the importance of quality, personalised health and care services. He loves family and friends, running and sounds, the (East Sussex) Downs, the sea and a small black dog - although not necessarily always in that order.
Duncan holds a BA Honours Degree in Politics & Public Administration (Sheffield City Polytechnic, 1989) and an MA in American Political Science (University of London, 1999). He was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2017 for services to health and social care and is a fellow of the RSA.