Management of the Group & Subsidiaries
Jon Duncan began his career in 1996 in South Africa, where he held roles in environmental research, consulting, and engineering. As a senior sustainability researcher and consultant at Trialogue between 2004 and 2006, Jon designed and implemented corporate sustainability and social investment strategies. In 2006, he became a partner at Environmental Resource Management, focused on climate and sustainability for Southern Africa. There, his work focused on enhancing businesses’ understanding and ability to manage the key risks and opportunities presented by sustainability and climate change. In 2011, Jon became Head of the Group Responsible Investment Program for Old Mutual, where he led the development and implementation of the Responsible Investment Program across the business’ global operations. He developed Old Mutual’s ESG research and analysis capabilities, developed ESG integration and sustainability focused product propositions across the various investment capabilities and asset classes, and led the business’ engagement with key stakeholders including regulators, academia, clients and the media, as well as industry associations. Jon joined REYL in 2022 as Chief Impact Officer where he is tasked with developing, implementing and leading REYL's impact strategy to maximise the value-add opportunities that arise from the global economic transition to a low carbon footprint.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a master’s in Environmental Science from the University of Natal. He has maintained an active role in the academic sector through teaching at the University of Cape Town Business School, University of Stellenbosch & Rhodes University, and in 2015 was appointed as Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.