Duncan Painter
Duncan Painter
Chief Executive Officer, Ascential

Duncan joined the company in October 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Following four years of turnaround of the business and growth, Top Right Group (previously known as EMAP) was rebranded Ascential and successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in February 2016.

As CEO, Duncan has a relentless focus on improving our products and services to drive greater customer retention. Ensuring our customers get improved value every year from our products and empowering our experts to be champions of insight or access to the markets we serve, have been the core ingredients of our strong growth.

Before joining the Group, Duncan was an executive at Sky plc, where he supported their growth objectives to 10 million customers. Prior to that, he was Global Product Leader at Experian plc, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of consumer intelligence company ClarityBlue, which was acquired by Experian in 2006, and European Systems Integration Director for Hitachi Data Systems.

Duncan is a non-executive director of ITV plc.