Full Name
Duncan Wardle
Job Title
Innovation & Creativity Catalyst. Former VP, Innovation & Creativity, The Walt Disney Co.
Speaker Bio
Having worked for The Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation, design thinking consultant.
Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity at Disney. Heading a team that served as both "creative ideation consultants” and “cultural change agents” to Disney Imagineering, Pixar. Lucas Film, ESPN and the Parks, he designed a creative problem solving process that captures unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas.
Prior to his role of Head of Innovation & Creativity, Duncan held the posts of VP, Global PR for Disney and VP, International Marketing & Sales for Disney Parks. Over the last three decades Duncan has served in an executive role for The Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai.
In 2008, he was honored with the “Outstanding American Citizen Award" at the White House and in 2014 he was awarded an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.
Duncan Wardle