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Robert Duncan

Lecturer; Chief Information Security Officer for Ardagh Group

Robert Duncan serves as the group chief information security officer for Ardagh Group, a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for brand owners around the world. Ardagh operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing 20,000 people with sales of approximately $10bn, producing over 35 billion containers a year. Duncan 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 Ardagh, he was CISO of Direct Line Group, a large UK Insurance firm for over six years. Additional past experience includes being CISO of the Euronext Stock Exchange, which lists roughly 7 trillion euros of financial products, along with past experience in Cyber Security and Technology at ANZ, Prudential plc, and Maersk.

Duncan holds a B.A. from Florida State University, an LL.B. in Law (London), M.B.A. (Cranfield UK), and a postgraduate qualification in Executive IT Management from Columbia University in New York.


  • M.B.A., Cranfield University
  • LL.B., University of London
  • B.A., Florida State University