Duncan leads the HR and reward work at IES, a leading independent research-based charity which supports improvement in HR and employment practice.
He has more than 25 years' experience in reward and HR consulting, research and policy work with Aon Hewitt, PwC and Towers Perrin. He spent 5 years as Assistant Director General at CIPD.
His clients have included companies such as National Grid, and Lloyds Banking Group, as well as public sector bodies such as the Cabinet Office, NHS Employers and EHRC; and third sector employers such as the UN and Cancer Research UK. His work at the moment is focused on gender pay, employee financial wellbeing and working in the gig economy.
Duncan is a leading commentator on HR, publishing many articles and books. He has participated on Government taskforces concerned with fair pay, engagement, pensions, equal pay and human capital reporting. He advises various remuneration and HR committees as an independent and trustee including Christian Aid & the Pensions Policy Institute.
Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top 5 most influential thinkers in UK HR.
Duncan has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the London Business School and is a Fellow of the CIPD. He recently obtained his PhD at Kingston University.
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