Duncan has been working with the British Council since 1999 and in India since 2016. Across his career he has focussed on English teaching and English teacher development in Vietnam, Egypt, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He has also worked in Sudan, Portugal and South Africa. His key achievements include a lead role in major English teacher development projects in Malaysia and Thailand, and in the development of the British Council’s ‘Teaching for Success’ CPD framework.
As Director Schools, English and Skills (SES) India, Duncan coordinates the British Council‘s work in these sectors across the country. In the public sector, he works with national governments and other organisations to enhance capacity in teaching from pre-school to Higher Education. British Council’s work in SES includes English teacher training and teacher language development, and providing access to a wide range of teaching resources, curricula, assessment tools and teaching qualifications. In India, the British Council aims to engage at policy level, including in the field of vocational and English education.
Duncan is a geology graduate from Manchester University and holds a Post-graduate Certificate of Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. He is passionate about history and travel and his dream is to explore India on his Royal Enfield during his time here. He is also an accomplished cook and film buff, and enjoys Indian cuisine and the amazing creativity of its cinema.