David Sheldon


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David Sheldon is highly experienced and qualified executive coach and leadership facilitator.

For thirteen years David was the European General Counsel at a global corporate and investment bank and prior to that an Equity Partner at a global law firm specialising in M&A. His broad experience of over 30 years at both international law firms and then within financial services firms gives David a sophisticated insight into how relationships between professional service providers and clients flourish and why they do not. David combines his experience as both a seller and buyer of professional services with his skills as an executive coach to promote an alternative way of building long lasting and effective relationships.

Additionally, David has significant experience in the governance and management oversight of financial services firms and has studied and lectured on the causes of the financial crisis. He has a particular interest in ensuring lessons from the past are deployed effectively on a forward-looking basis. He believes culture and leadership are at the heart of this.

In his executive coaching practice, David has coached senior professionals in the legal, financial services and charitable sectors both in existing leadership positions and those transitioning into these roles. As an experienced professional in both law and investment banking, David can hit the ground running when working with clients, and brings a pragmatic, positive approach to his work.

At the Møller Institute, David has worked on programmes for professional service firms and global banking clients on effective client relationships and financial regulation and risk management for financial services firms.