Duncan Wardle

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity, Disney

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity


United States

Having worked at Disney for 25 years, most recently as Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity.

Leaning on his experience at Disney, Duncan’s unique approach to Design Thinking not only places the end user at the core of the creative process but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation and truly disruptive ideas. That is a competitive advantage that instantly propels any business to greater heights.

He is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Innovation and Design Thinking Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Queen Elizabeth.