Colin Duncan graduated from the University in 1969 with an Hons MA in Geography. He was a member of the SRC throughout his four years at Aberdeen, holding a variety of positions, including that of senior Vice-President. Other involvements included political activity both locally and nationally, vice-chair of a successful Rectorial campaign, and membership of Kings Chapel choir.
After thirty years experience in senior management with Marks & Spencer plc, during which he spent five years as head of Training and Development in Scotland, he was invited to become a high growth business mentor for Scottish Enterprise. He later ran his own business consultancy, before being appointed as a non-executive Board member of NHS Ayrshire & Arran in March 2003. Responsibilities there have included chairing Audit, Staff Governance, Clinical Governance, Consultants Appointments panels, and Appeals panels.
In 2009 Colin was appointed as a member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland. The Commission examines the performance of Scotland's 32 local authorities and 41 joint boards, and makes appropriate recommendations to Scottish Government ministers.
Five years of study with the Open University resulted in a Hons BSc.(2:1) in International Studies, and a Diploma in Environment & Development.
Elected as Convener of the Business Committee to the General Council in 2010. Colin and his wife Norma live in Ayr, and have three grown up children, a grand - son, and a Burmese cat.