David Sheldon

Managing Partner

Credo as a Coach ...

David is a passionate believer that people have phenomenal capacity, and that coaching can help
unlock this potential for impactful leadership.

What he really likes ...

David loves cooking for family and friends and sharing meals together.

Education …

  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Policy (Hons)
  • Master of Laws
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art Law & Ethics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Meyler Campbell Mastered Business Coach
  • Hogan Assessments Accreditation
  • Smart Collaboration Accelerator Accreditation

Professional Experience …

David is a qualified executive coach and facilitator. For thirteen years David was the General Counsel EMEA of a global European Investment Bank and was a member of numerous risk, compliance, and business oversight committees. He was regarded as a Trusted Advisor and the Voice of Reason. He led a large team of lawyers throughout Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Prior to being a GC, David was as an international M&A lawyer and lived and worked in New York, Hong Kong, London, and Australia. Prior to joining Credit Agricole, after a brief spell at Lehman Brothers, David worked in private practice including at Slaughter and May, Ashurst and as an equity Partner at Fried Frank which included opening the Firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. David is a long-term advocate for Diversity & Inclusion having experienced first-hand the ongoing progress in this area particularly from the LGBTQ+ perspective.

The Proust Questionaire

How would David answer:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Watching the sunrise or sunset with my loved ones.

Which historical figure do you most admire?

JFK during the 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 – the essence of true leadership.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Flying home to Australia every year in a more comfortable part of the plane.

Who are your favorite writers?

Non-Fiction: Any well written modern history Fiction: John Fowles, Gore Vidal, Sandro Veronese, William Boyd

What would the title of your auto­biography be?

I Did My Best.

Who are your heroes in real life?

The quiet achievers who get on with life no matter the obstacles placed in front of them.

What is the wallpaper of your mobile phone?

A photograph of my husband, Alessandro, sitting in our favorite restaurant in Italy.