Alastair Duncan has lived in Ringwood for 20 years. He is a retired chartered civil engineer, having been responsible for projects in many parts of the world as well as the UK. He has served as a Volunteer Ranger under the direction of the Forestry Commission for 12 years. This involves the supervision of conservation work in conjunction with the Commission Keepers, leading guided walks, and patrolling the New Forest. For a time he managed the volunteer conservation programme for bronze-age burial mounds for the Commission, and the Forestry Commission input to the preservation of World War Two sites for the National Park Authority.
Alastair is Chairman of the 3rd Ringwood Scout Group and is on the Executive Committee of the Ringwood and District Community Association (Greyfriars). He was formerly Chairman of the Friends of Ringwood Medical Centre, and governor and Chairman of governors for New Milton Infant School.
His interests are sailing, walking, cycling, choral singing and the study of local history.