Duncan Wardley


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Duncan Wardley is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the Heidrick Consulting Practice. A subject matter expert in behavioral science, Duncan helps clients to develop thriving, adaptive cultures; accelerate team and organizational effectiveness; and unleash the potential of great leaders.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Duncan led a team of research professionals at PwC, helping financial services clients to better understand the behaviors and motivations of their customers and employees. For more than 20 years, Duncan has worked for Big 4 consulting firms helping clients gain a deep understanding of the drivers of human behavior and effecting sustainable transformational change in their organizations.

Duncan has worked extensively with academia as a guest lecturer on cultural change for both MBA and executive education programs at London Business School, and has instigated and collaborated on major behavioral research programs.

He started his career in engineering before moving into management consulting.


Duncan earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with honors, from Newcastle University and is a chartered civil engineer.

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