Duncan Willsher
Duncan Willsher
Trustee Director
2020 Trustees

Before joining 20-20 Trustees Duncan spent 14 years in senior investment consultancy positions at Willis Towers Watson. There he built a wealth of experience as lead adviser to a number of large institutional investors, advising DB and DC pension scheme Trustees, companies, multinationals, and charities. His clients ranged in size from £25m to £5bn, and his advice, therefore, spanned the breadth of simple, cost-effective implementation to complex and innovative solutions. Additionally, as Global Head of a research and consulting team, Duncan led a global team of experienced professionals to help investors improve their governance and operational efficiency, as well as managing asset safety and negotiating costs out of investment portfolios. As a professional trustee, Duncan combines his investment background with his passion for improving governance, translating complexity into simple explanations and driving better outcomes through innovation, efficiency and pragmatism. Of particular note, Duncan has helped trustee boards and companies structure robust fiduciary management mandates, develop more robust risk and governance frameworks with practical and realised benefits, implemented complex funding solutions such as asset-backed contributions, and navigated schemes through scheme mergers, buy-ins / buy-outs, defining end game strategies and implementing downside protection strategies. Duncan has also worked to drive better member communications, integrate ESG in portfolios in practical ways, and believes strongly in the benefits of diversity.