Ian Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1931. He grew up in Edinburgh and graduated from Royal High School. He attended Edinburgh University (required for chartered accountancy (CA)). He was awarded the Gold Medal in Mercantile Law at Edinburgh University and qualified as a CA in 1954. At the university, he was the school champion in tennis for three years and singles champion at Abercorn Tennis Club from 1949 to 1950. Ian started work in 1949, working for chartered accountants in Edinburgh, advanced to senior accountant in 1957 and then spent from 1958 to 1974 as works accountant for ICI on various projects in England, Asia, Africa and Mexico. From 1981 to 1988, Ian was president of GOHMI, a New York management company involved in company takeovers. He retired temporarily in 1988 until he was persuaded to return to the United Kingdom and join the board of Guinness (later changed to Diageo), where he was both managing director and chief financial officer until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 62 in 1999. Ian and his wife Marjorie Anne live in Darien and recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. They have three sons and eight grandchildren all living in the area. Ian belongs to the Country Club of Darien. In the United Kingdom, he continues to belong to the Ashridge Golf Club, the Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club and the Hertfordshire County Lawn Tennis Association. His hobbies and interests include tennis, paddle tennis, golf, and family and friends. Sponsored by Jim Kelly