Duncan Cooke
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Duncan Cooke

Regional Lead

About Duncan

Duncan is the Regional Lead of Shirley Parsons Australia and New Zealand and has over 16 years’ experience working in careers and recruitment.

First joining Shirley Parsons UK in 2009 as a Careers Consultant, he was quickly promoted to Managing Consultant and Divisional Manager and went on to help set up the Executive Search function of the business.

Duncan started out working in professional services and supporting consultancies, banks, retail, and FM providers before relocating to New Zealand in 2017, where he now works on opportunities across all industry sectors and levels.

A devoted family man with three daughters, Duncan’s passion is sport and spending his downtime outside running, biking, playing musical instruments or at the beach.

“I believe it’s important to treat people how you want to be treated. Be responsive, genuinely curious, and really listen to what they have to say. It’s all about building relationships with people and adding value.”