David Shanks

David has recent personal experience of NCT as he has a six month old son. After experiencing his first antenatal course, it was the support and network he and his partner found through NCT that inspired him to apply to become an NCT trustee. David is a lawyer, currently working at Google as Senior Counsel. He has advised on a wide range of issues, including on product development for payments and on governance structures for a number of Google's regulated companies. Previously, David was an associate at Freshfields in the City. He has significant experience in managing risk in a fast-moving innovative context, and he has a sound knowledge of the digital and tech industries. He is also a trustee and sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee of a dance charity that focuses on providing an open, public-facing dance hub that drives innovation and experimentation between artists and local communities.