Duncan Hay (MSc) – Executive Director

Duncan assumed the position of Executive Director in May 2015. He was previously a staff member at the Institute from 1992 to 1998 and served as an internal director from 1998 to 2004. Duncan has a masters’ degree in Zoology from the University of Natal and a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Security from the University of Cambridge.  He is also an Associate Research Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has worked extensively with the Universities of Florida, Montana, the West of England (UWE) and Monash, South Africa. His primary professional interests include water resource and estuaries management, rural development focusing particularly on the craft sector, and community-based natural resource management. He has authored and co-authored over forty research reports, book chapters, handbooks and peer reviewed publications. He is a former board member and Chairman of the Midlands Community College and has completed the Comrades Marathon on 11 occasions.


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