The Dealmaker Company Programmes – Facilitator
Aside from his role as a Facilitator at The Dealmaker Company, Duncan Gibbon also specialises in furniture restoration and renovation. A co-founder and former Marketing Director of Sony Music in South Africa, Duncan has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealmaking.
After obtaining a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree in English and Psychology from the University of Natal, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Duncan began his career as a teacher. In a short space of time however, he was head-hunted and offered the position of Headmaster at the Jwaneng Primary School in Botswana.
In search of greater prospects, Duncan returned to South Africa in 1983. Instead of continuing in the education industry however, he entered the world of music, obtaining a position as A&R (Artists and Repertoire) Manager at the Gallo Record Company – the largest independent record label in Africa. Duncan was soon promoted to A&R Director.
Subsequent to gaining extensive experience in the music industry, Duncan co-founded Sony Music in South Africa in 1995. Following this significant accomplishment, he took on the position of Marketing Director at the company, a role which saw him actively involved with numerous aspects of management.
As Marketing Director of Sony Music South Africa, Duncan worked closely with many world-renowned artists including Celine Deon, Bruce Springsteen and the late Michael Jackson, as well as various South African icons.
After 28 years in the demanding music world Duncan decided it was time for a change – a literal 360º change which saw him pursue his hobby of renovating and restoring furniture as a part-time business. When Duncan is not busy with an item of furniture or imparting his dealmaking skills, he enjoys listening to music from his impressive collection.
Dan van Assche (Regional Sales Manager) Adcock Ingram
“Duncan speaks very well. He answered the questions clearly and has business and dealmaking credibility”