Duncan Brown is the Development Director at Shift design, a charity that designs products and builds social ventures to help solve social problems. Using findings from their recent project with residents from the London Borough of Southwark, Duncan explains how the level of affluence impacts on food choices and provides insights into how consumers’ food choices within a retail store are influenced by socio-economic status.
Duncan is Development Director at Shift, an award winning innovation charity that designs products and builds ventures to help solve social problems. Shift uses a research-led, user-centred design approach to create solutions, often working in long-term partnerships with like-minded organisations, to deliver profound impact. Duncan leads the healthy eating and mental health areas at Shift, as well as being focused on ensuring the products and ventures that Shift builds are commercially robust, with compelling business cases, so they can effectively scale to become self-sustaining and high impact. Before Shift, Duncan managed a private equity direct investment portfolio for a single family office where he worked closely with founding entrepreneurs helping them grow their businesses, overcoming the myriad of challenges they face in the start-up and growth stages. Duncan started his career at the business strategy consultancy LEK, before he moved into private equity investment.