Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile
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Duncan is the elected Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile and is also a member of the Deloitte Global Board.
Over his 30+ years with Deloitte, Duncan’s professional activities have included serving clients in the mining, telecommunication, consumer business, manufacturing, real estate and construction industries, and national and regional governments. Prior to his election as Chair, Duncan was a Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile, focused on serving major institutional investor clients, global private family businesses, and regional governments.
In addition to his client responsibilities, Duncan has been Director of Audit, Managing Partner of Edmonton and the Regional Managing Partner of British Columbia. Duncan spent four years as a member of Deloitte Canada’s board where he served on governance and risk committees and chaired the CEO succession planning committee. In 2014, Duncan served on the DTTL leadership nominating committee to select the current global CEO of Deloitte.
Duncan also lead Deloitte’s Future of Canada Centre, which is responsible for the thought leadership and public policy positions of the firm, including the firm’s ambitious Canada 175 eminence program, a series of perspectives which outline what it will take for Canada to be the best country to live and work. As the inaugural Dean of Deloitte University North, Duncan was responsible for leadership development at Deloitte Canada and Chile.
Duncan is passionate about growing and developing those around him and serving clients with distinction. His deepest belief is that leadership is about rolling up your sleeves and getting to work on shared challenges. Of particular pride is the number of leaders Duncan has mentored to grow into incredible partners at the firm.
Duncan is an active member in the community and currently serves as Chair of the Long Term Investment Organization. He serves on the Board of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, where he chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Duncan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University, the Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He was previously a member of the the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, the Board of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Board of Governors of the BC Business Council.
Duncan is the host of Courage Incorporated, a podcast in collaboration with The Walrus Lab. On Courage Inc., Duncan speaks to top business leaders across Canada tasked with directing the future of their industries and in turn, the courage of our nation. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts today.