Duncan Finlayson

Managing Director


Based in London, Duncan Finlayson leads Raines’ EMEA Practice in its Global Software & Technology Practice. Working in partnership with an impressive portfolio of Growth, Public, VC-backed, and PE-funded tech companies, Duncan specalises in Product, Data, Design, Engineering, and Technology roles across EMEA.

A deeply passionate search professional, Duncan thrives on cultivating long-term relationships to gain a better understanding of talent needs, technologies, and processes at play. Duncan can get to the heart of effective scaling by building close and trusted relationships with investors, clients, colleagues, and candidates.


With more than a decade’s experience delivering leadership hiring in EMEA, Duncan has placed more than 150 Engineering, Product, Data, Design, and Technology leaders. Prior to Raines, he was a partner at True Search in its London office, where he played a pivotal role in building and scaling its practice in the EMEA region and led both the Technology practice in EMEA and the FinTech Product, Data, and Technology practice.

Prior to True, Duncan led the recruitment of large-scale digital transformation programmes at organisations including Lloyds Bank, TSB Bank, Aldermore Bank, NewDay, Sainsbury’s Bank, Tesco Bank, Royal London Asset Management, and Aviva.

Practice Area

Global Software & Technology Practice


BCom, University of Otago, Marketing Management & Business Management

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