DBS Board Member

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.

DBS Board Member

Board members are senior figures from outside DBS who bring a mix of expertise and skills from across the public and private sector. They all:

  • oversee performance
  • set the strategic direction for the DBS
  • support and challenge management on implementing the DBS strategic direction
  • make sure that statutory duties are carried out

DBS board members are appointed following open and fair competition and in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments are for an initial period of 3 years, with the possibility of re-appointment.

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