Duncan attended Okehampton Comprehensive School 1973-1980 before taking a Management Sciences degree at UMIST. With Price Waterhouse, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and obtained his Insolvency Licence in 1990.
He co-founded Azets Plymouth office in 2022, which marked a return to the city where he was based in the 1990s. Since then he has become a nationally recognised farming and food production specialist, taking a related postgraduate degree at Seale Hayne, University of Plymouth, and performing numerous high-profile food supplier business rescues.
Duncan provides regular media commentary on supermarket/supplier trading terms and the Groceries Supply Code of Practice and its Adjudicator. In 2019, he authored the Lloyd’s of London Evolving Risks in Global Food Supply report. In 2019/20, he was President of R3, the UK trade association for the restructuring and insolvency profession.
He is presently an Azets partner, a member of Plymouth Area Business Council and a Governor at Plymouth Marjon University.