Anne Boden MBE, Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

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, Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking, for RBS and Executive Vice President Europe, Transaction Banking, for ABN AMRO. A computer scientist by training, Anne is a Fellow of the Royal Chartered Institute of IT and joined the Prime Minister’s Business Council and the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board in February 2022. She was awarded an MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.

Lázaro Campos, Non-Executive Director

Lázaro is a FinTech investor and entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience in global finance. Until 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, where he led its re-positioning as a commercially driven, innovative and customer centric cooperative. Lázaro is also co-founder of FinTechStage, which specialises in innovative ecosystem builds for global financial services organisations.

Carolyn Clarke, Independent Non-Executive Director

Chair of both the Audit Committee and the Ethics and Sustainable Business Committee

Carolyn is an expert in the fields of risk, assurance, control, compliance and conduct. She has held a number of senior executive and board positions, including most recently as Head of Audit, Risk and Control at Centrica plc, and prior to that, a 20 year career at PwC. Carolyn specialises in the impact of people, behaviours and culture on organisational risks and outcomes. Carolyn is a member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Declan Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Declan manages the bank’s overall financial operations and is responsible for the financial management of the company, including capital and liquidity management. He also has responsibility for strategic and corporate development activity, capital raising and longer term financial and business planning.

Prior to being appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Declan was Starling’s Chief Strategy Officer. Before joining Starling in early 2017, he trained as a chartered accountant at PwC where he led engagements across corporate finance working on the turnaround, restructuring and sale of European banks as well as on a range of large loan portfolios and other credit-related transactions involving UK and European banks.

Marian Martin, Independent Non-Executive Director

Chair of the Risk Committee

Marian is a Chartered accountant with a background in risk management. As an executive she was latterly Chief Risk Officer of Virgin Money during a period of significant growth and strategic development, including the company’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. In addition to her role at Starling Bank, she is also a non-executive director and chair of the board risk committee of Castle Trust.

Marcus Traill, Non-Executive Director

Marcus began his career as an analyst at Bank of New Zealand and Owens Group prior to joining the McPike Global Family Office (MGFO) and QuantRes. He co-led the Private Investments division of the MGFO, played key roles in the trading of various quantitative strategies for QuantRes and was responsible for managing the operations of the group. Marcus is also a partner at Altered Capital, a venture capital and private equity fund manager.

David Sproul, Chairman


Chair of the Nomination Committee

David has more than 30 years experience in key leadership roles across the financial and professional services sector. He brings extensive experience of strategy, risk management, M&A and organisational and operational transformation. David served as Global Deputy Chief Executive of Deloitte following his 8 year terms as Chief Executive & Senior Partner of Deloitte UK and North West Europe. During this time, he led the firm’s globalisation, transformation of its market positioning to be a leading professional services firm and drove changes to create a more inclusive culture, focused on opportunity for all.

Tracy Clarke, Senior Independent Director

Remuneration Committee Chair

Tracy brings considerable international banking and financial services experience to the Board, following a 35-year career with Standard Chartered Bank, where she held a 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. Tracy is also a director designate of Haleon plc, a consumer healthcare company.

Ian Jenkins, Independent Non-Executive Director

With over 35 years of experience, Ian has held a range of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles within banking and financial services, including at Diem Networks, HSBC, Santander and Credit Suisse. He is a Chartered Accountant and brings varied finance, risk, operations and strategy expertise to the Board.

Faisal Galaria, Independent 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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