Duncan was appointed Chief Executive of Anglo American and joined the Anglo American plc Board in April 2022. Duncan is Chair of the Anglo American Group Management Committee (GMC) and a member of the Board’s Sustainability Committee. Duncan is also the Chairman of De Beers Group of Companies and is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore.
He has been part of Anglo American for 33 years and has held various executive positions during this time. From July 2016, Duncan was Group Director – Strategy and Business Development. He also served as CEO of the Base Metals business from 2013 to 2019. He chaired the Anglo American Foundation from 2018 to 2022.
Duncan held the position of Group Director – Other Mining and Industrial between 2009 and 2013. He served on the board of Anglo American Platinum from 2004 to 2008 and was appointed joint interim CEO of Anglo American Platinum in 2007, before taking over as CEO of Anglo American’s Copper operations in 2008.
Duncan holds the qualifications of a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a GDE in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Duncan is a keen cyclist, participating in long distance cycling competitions when he can. He is also a classic car enthusiast, an avid Watford Football Club fan and enjoys flying model helicopters.