David Banks


David Banks has been a Non-Executive Director of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) since April 2019.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young (now EY) in Manchester, and stayed in the profession for a few years before moving into commerce where he undertook a number of finance roles for Thomas Cook and Group 4. Most of his career has been spent in general management where he led an organisation developing privately managed prisons and associated justice services for governments in the UK, South Africa and Australia under PFI and management only contracts.

Since leaving full time employment in 2011, he has operated as a consultant advising on strategy and has held a number of Non-Executive Director positions including the Youth Justice Board where he chaired the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and Hyde Housing Association where he currently holds the post of Senior Independent Director.

David will be taking the role of Chair for the Audit and Risk Committee and will be a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Previous roles in government

  • DBS Board Member