Duncan Swan

Duncan Swan

British APCO President

Duncan Swan joins British APCO as the Chief Operating Officer in March 2022 following his retirement as a Director with UK IT Advisory firm, Mason Advisory.  He has nearly 40 years’ experience of public safety technology gained through working for Philips Communication Systems and, since 1995, delivering consultancy firstly for Mason Communications and then finally for Mason Advisory.  Duncan has provided strategic and technical input on assignments delivering mobile communications and associated technologies for public safety organisations here in the UK and further afield, and most recently leading the Mason Advisory team delivering professional services to the UK Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme.

He has a long association with British APCO reaching back to 1998 when he became an active member and joined the Commercial Advisory Group (CAG).  Duncan stepped up to chair the CAG from May 2000 through until April 2004 – during which time he brought a new sense of purpose to the role of commercial members in the Association; in 2005 he was awarded the inaugural Gareth Wilkinson Memorial Award “in recognition and appreciation of outstanding leadership and contribution to the development of BAPCO and personal commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Association”; and in March 2017 he was presented with the highest British APCO award of Life Membership.  He has been a regular conference speaker and contributor/editorial adviser to industry journals - and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and a Member of the Institute of Directors.