Ronald Duncan (alpine skier)

Ronald 'Boris' Duncan CPhys (born 4 September 1962) is a former British alpine skier who competed on the annual FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit from 1981-1993, at four FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.[1][2] He set up @UK PLC in 1999.[3]

Sporting careerEdit

In 1980 and 1983, Duncan was the British men's downhill champion.[4] He was also the men's Super-G champion in 1991 and men's combined champion in 1983 and 1991.[4] Duncan's best finish on the world cup circuit was in the downhill on 15 March 1990, when he finished in 13th place at Are in Sweden.[2][5]

At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Duncan finished 37th in the men's downhill and 'did not finish' the men's combined.[1] In the 1992 Winter Olympics he finished 31st in the men's downhill, 40th in the men's Super-G and 'did not finish' the men's combined.[1]

From 2002-04 Duncan was the chairman of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation, trading as Snowsport GB, the governing body for skiing and snowboarding in Great Britain.[6]

Business careerEdit

Duncan is the co-founder and chairman of @UK PLC.[7][3] Previously, he ran a computer software consultancy.[7] In 2014 and 2015 he was shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year, at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards.[8][9][10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Boris Duncan". Sports Reference. 2000. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Ronald Duncan". International Ski Federation. 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Former skier takes on dotcom giants with 'Amazon for business'". The Daily Telegraph. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "British Championships Trophy Winners" (PDF). www.britski.org. 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Official Results - Are". International Ski Federation. 15 March 1990. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Cloudbuy PLC". Reuters. 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Board". @UK plc. 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  8. ^ "CloudBuy's Chairman and CIO Shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year". MarketWatch. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 Short List and Winners - Quoted Company Awards". Grant Thornton International. 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ "2015 Short List and Winners - Quoted Company Awards". Grant Thornton International. 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

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