Chris Duncan calls it a day at News UK after 13 years

chris duncanNews UK managing director of platform partnerships Chris Duncan has quit the media giant 13 years after joining the company but just six months into his current role.

Duncan, who now describes himself as “between roles”, started his career at Alchemetrics when the agency launched in 2003, ultimately becoming managing director. He then founded his own consultancy, Infoloop, before joining News UK as director of customer value in 2007.

Over the years Duncan has moved up the News UK ladder, becoming chief customer officer in 2014 and then managing director of Times Newspapers two years later.

In October last year, he was appointed MD of platform partnerships, charged with building profitable partnerships for News UK brands with global digital platforms and distributors.

On LinkedIn, Duncan wrote: “I joined in 2007 when Tony Blair was PM, Steve Jobs had just launched the iPhone and Google was a scrappy challenger brand. To have had a ringside seat for the revolution in news media has been a great privilege.

“[I] have worked with great and enduring brands with a true noble mission. Worked for and with so many incredible people who taught me about the business of news and the commitment it takes to keep looking for the next wave.

“Thanks to all at News UK and News Corp, it’s been bloody good fun.”

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