Duncan Burns is a seasoned communications expert who came to ICANN in May of 2013. He is a member of the Executive Team and responsible for all ICANN external and internal communications around the world. He is also Managing Director of ICANN's Washington D.C. office and responsible for ICANN's U.S. Government relations. Duncan also leads ICANN's Language Services team.
Prior to joining, he was with Hill+Knowlton Strategies for 12 years, working in both London and Washington D.C. on a range of complex national and international programs across the technology, energy, finance and NGO sectors. In 2011, He was appointed H+K's first global energy practice director, responsible for driving the growth of the energy practice worldwide and delivering best practice across the company's roster of clients and network of experts. He was also the general manager of H+K's Washington DC office and previously senior vice president in the technology practice. Prior to Hill+Knowlton he worked for the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.