In this episode of KN BAME Talks, Ash Cooper, IT Director at Kingsley Napley, talks about positive representation and his career in the tech industry.
In this episode, Shannett Thompson, Partner in our Regulatory Team, speaks to Ash about how he got into the technology industry, career progression, his responsibilities as an IT Director at Kingsley Napley, struggles he faced when trying to apply for jobs and the current state of diversity in the technology industry.
As a firm, we have had many discussions about BAME and Black Lives Matter and how we can make a difference to the movement. We wanted to do more than just put out a statement of support - we wanted to take substantive action to address the inequalities faced by Black people and other ethnic minorities. As part of this, we are publishing a series of blogs from our varying practice areas highlighting what we are doing, how you can make a difference and shining a light on the issues. The blog series can be found here.
About The speakers
Shannett Thompson is a Partner in the Regulatory Team and Chair of Kingsley Napley’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) & Allies network.
Ash Cooper is an IT Director and part of the Management Team here at Kingsley Napley. Ash has over 15 years’ experience within the legal technology space, working in a variety of technical and managerial roles throughout his career.