The Cathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Irvine as a new Lay Member of Chapter, the body of both Clergy and Lay people that determine the policy for administering the Cathedral. Duncan already serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.
Duncan was born and raised in Canada to Scottish parents, and his strong attachment to Britain and love of history was instilled from birth. Duncan came to the UK when he was 18 as an undergraduate at St Andrews University, followed by a postgraduate course at the London School of Economics. A 35 year banking career then followed in both the UK and Canada.
In addition to the Cathedral, Duncan serves on the boards of a variety of charitable organisations including the West Pier Trust in Hove, the Council of Christians and Jews, and is Chair of his local secondary school in Uckfield, East Sussex. He also mentored with The Prince’s Trust for 10 years.
Duncan comments, “All of the work I do for charity revolves around children, history or religion, areas to which I am passionately committed. I am humbled and honoured to have been asked to join the Chapter of Chichester Cathedral and to continue the work that I started doing with them some months ago. God has blessed me with a satisfying job and a wonderful family including six children and four grandchildren, and I hope that I am able to give some of that back to the community and the Cathedral.”
The Dean of Chichester, the Very Reverend Stephen Waine commented, “Duncan brings a wealth of skills and experience to his new position, and we look forward to working with him at this essential strategic level, supporting the sustainable development of the Cathedral and the delivery of its mission.”