Anne Boden MBE, Chief Executive Officer

Anne founded Starling Bank in 2014 after a distinguished global career in financial services. Her previous roles include: Chief Operating Officer of Allied Irish Banks (2012 – 2013), Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking, for RBS (2009 to 2011) and Executive Vice President Europe, Transaction Banking, for ABN AMRO (2006-2009). A computer scientist by training, she is a Fellow of the Royal Chartered Institute of IT and a member of the FinTech Strategy Group, created by Innovate Finance and the City of London Corporation. She was awarded an MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.

Lázaro Campos, Investor Director

A Fintech investor and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in global finance, Lázaro counsels start-up companies in their road to Series A funding, consults for Financial Institutions worldwide and advises Central Banks on digital payment projects and regulatory frameworks.

He served as a senior executive at SWIFT for 25 years, culminating in five years as CEO. He then co-founded FinTechStage, running innovation financial services programmes around the world. He is also Chairman of The ID Co, a fintech start-up, management advisor to Payoneer Inc, a B2B payment platform, and has served as a member of the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee of Standard Chartered Bank. He serves as an Independent Member of the Bank of England's RTGS/CHAPS Board.

Carolyn Clarke, Audit Committee Chair

Carolyn has more than 25 years experience in all aspects of finance, audit, risk, governance, control and conduct. She has held a number of senior executive and Board positions, including most recently as the Head of Audit and Risk for Centrica plc, including its regulated financial services businesses. Prior to that she was a partner with PwC responsible for developing and growing consultancy businesses advising a wide range of companies on all aspects of risk and assurance. Carolyn is a member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Tony Ellingham, Chief Financial Officer

Tony manages Starling’s financial operations and strategy. He is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its treasury and reporting. Previously, he was at Lloyds Banking Group where he was Finance, Risk & Operations Director of Group Corporate Treasury and prior to that Divisional Risk Officer for Finance. During his earlier career he held CFO roles at EIIB, Gulf International Bank and Schroder Private Banking.

Marian Martin, Risk Committee Chair

Marian is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in risk management and audit. Most recently, as an executive, Marian spent 11 years at Virgin Money where she was Chief Risk Officer during a period of substantial strategic development and growth of that business including the company’s successful listing on the London Stock Exchange. She previously held roles in a range of financial services firms including Britannia Building Society, Britannic Group, and RBS.

Marcus Traill, Investor Director

Marcus began his career as an analyst at Bank of New Zealand and Owens Group prior to joining the QuantRes group of companies. At QuantRes, a proprietary quantitative trading firm and global private investor, he has played key roles in the trading of various quantitative strategies and has been responsible for managing the operations of the group and overseeing the private investment strategy. He serves as a director of QuantRes Asset Management Ltd and of the Healthcare Data Analytics Institute.

David Sproul, Chairman

David has over 30 years experience across the financial and professional services sector at Deloitte and Andersen, its predecessor firm. He most recently served as Global Deputy Chief Executive and prior to that was Chief Executive of Deloitte in the UK and North West Europe. During David’s leadership Deloitte became the largest professional services firm in the UK and Globally and the No 1 valued brand in the commercial services sector. David was instrumental in many of Deloitte’s drivers of success, including globalising the organisation, responding proactively to structural change in the regulated audit market and investing in technology led services and market alliances. He was also a leading voice across business in the importance of creating an inclusive and diverse culture.

He sits on the board of London First and the Council of the University of Hertfordshire.

Tracy Clarke, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair

Tracy had a 35-year career with Standard Chartered Bank, where she held a broad portfolio of leadership, compliance, HR, corporate affairs, brand and marketing positions, culminating in the role of CEO, Europe and Americas and Global CEO, Private Banking.

She is a Director of TP ICAP plc, sits on the Board of England Netball and Acin Ltd, and is chair of SchoolOnline, an online learning platform.

Ian Jenkins, Non-executive Director

Ian’s 35 year career in financial services spans finance, risk, operations and strategy. A chartered accountant, he served as Chief Financial and Risk Officer at Diem Networks and the Diem Association (the consortium developing the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency project formerly known as Libra). He has held senior leadership roles as Deputy Group Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer Europe at HSBC, Chief Risk Officer at Abbey National plc and Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse.

Faisal Galaria, Non-executive Director

Faisal has over 25 years experience leading and growing teams in some of the world’s most disruptive consumer technology companies including Spotify, Kayak, and Skype. He is Chief Executive Officer at Blippar, one of the UK’s first tech unicorns. Prior to this, he was Chief Strategy & Investments Officer at GoCompare for three years where he was a member of the executive team that led the demerger of GoCompare from esure and subsequent listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Faisal sits on the board of directors at Nasdaq listed Crypto One and the advisory board of Imperial College Business School.

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