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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith is a facilitator, teacher, advisor, consultant, and coach, who helps global and local leaders work more effectively with each other and their teams to create positive, sustaining solutions for our world.  With Duncan, leaders learn to make better decisions: increase their capacity to build trust and to hold open and honest conversations, make more inclusive decisions, build high-functioning teams, and use the power of diversity to build stronger working relationships.

Duncan’s work includes designing, implementing, and evaluating organisational culture change and D&I strategies linked to business outcomes; generating culturally appropriate solutions for multinational organisations; benchmarking diversity programs, and in-depth work in unconscious bias, gender and cultural diversity.

His clients include numerous multinational organisations in technology, engineering, finance, legal, mining, oil and gas, university, and manufacturing sectors, NGOs and non-profits, and several levels of governments. He is particularly good at supporting clients in leadership capability, working internationally, engagement, and problem solving.

Duncan has significant experience in developing cultural awareness to improve global performance. He has worked in 24 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has managed international sales and marketing operations, been Regional Diversity Advisor for Asia-Pacific and Japan, and led an Asian-Pacific Community of Practice for Inclusive Leadership.  He has been part of the executive education and coaching faculty at the Melbourne Business School, a coach for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and a mentor for the Inclusion Allies Coalition.

Duncan holds a BA in Comparative Religion from Trinity College and a M.Ed. from Harvard, focusing on Organizational Behaviour and Adult Learning. He has been an Honorary Fellow of Melbourne Business School, has lectured in Management, Organisational Behaviour, and Diversity at a number of Australian universities, and has published articles in both Australian and US periodicals. 

Duncan is an accredited administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has trained in Instructional Design and Action Learning methods. In 2018 he released the book “Foundations of Diversity.” 

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