Neil Duncan, a respected leader in the South African flooring and building industry, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership by Master Builders Association (MBA) North.

Duncan, currently Director and formerly Chief Financial Officer of KBAC Flooring, is among the pioneers of training in the flooring sector, having successfully implemented an internal training programme at KBAC Flooring – an initiative which has already resulted in 30 KBAC flooring installers acquiring SAQA/CETA-accredited qualifications. He has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) which registers, accredits and provides training of flooring installers nationally, and serves as one of FITA’s directors.

Apart from his involvement in the flooring industry, Duncan has also played voluntary and key roles in the building industry overall over the past 44 years. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he has, for example, served as Trustee and Principal Officer of the Gauteng Building Industry Pension and Provident Fund, Honorary Treasurer of MBA North, Executive Committee Member of MBA North, and President of MBA North in 2006 and 2007.

Neil Duncan (right), director of KBAC Flooring, receives the Honorary Life Membership bestowed on him by MBA North from the Association’s president, Jason Wilmot.