Duane has extensive experience in the fields of inward investment advisory, customs and international trade consulting, government grant and incentive advisory, and sustainability & climate change consulting. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a registered tax practitioner.
Previously he was a partner at Deloitte Consulting, where he headed the Global Customs & Trade business, the Tax Management Consulting business, the Government Grants business, and most recently was the firm-wide leader for the Sustainability & Climate Change practice for Deloitte South Africa. He has advised many multinationals in setting up business in South Africa.
Duane has been widely quoted in the press on issues including business set up, general taxation issues, automotive industry, customs & trade, government incentives, sustainability & climate change. For many years, he had a column in the Business Day, “Duane’s World.
Duane has had numerous leadership roles in South Africa including Chairman, South African Chamber
of Business’s Trade committee; Chairman, Amcham Trade and Business Advisory committee, and Amcham Board member; Chairman, Incentive Consultants Association; and Executive Member, Eurochamber. Duane set up his own consulting practice in 2012, Cova Advisory & Associates.