Robert Duncan serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Direct Line Group plc, a FTSE 100 constituent and the largest general insurer in the United Kingdom. In addition to its own brands, Direct Line Group provides insurance products via brand partners such as Nationwide, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Prudential plc.
Duncan is responsible for the overall Information Security Strategy as well as Technology Risk and has oversight of various core teams: Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Security Enablement and Awareness, and Cyber Intelligence. He is also very active on the European speaking circuit, attending and speaking at events such as the Financial Times Cyber Security Summit, the e-Crimes congress, EU focused conferences in Brussels and various others.
Duncan has extensive international experience, having been based in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Australia. Prior to Direct Line Group, he was CISO for Euronext which operates regulated markets in Belgium, France (French Stock Exchange), the Netherlands, Portugal, and the U.K. and lists roughly 4 trillion USD of financial products. He was also Head of Global Risk and Governance for Prudential plc PGDS division for many years, supporting the division globally with extensive travel of Asia and the U.S.
He holds an LLB in Law (London), MBA (Cranfield), and a postgraduate qualification in Executive IT Management from Columbia University in New York.