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.
Steve Colsell, Risk Committee Chair
Steve had an executive career spanning banking and insurance, predominantly in CFO roles including major divisions of Zurich Financial Services, Lloyds Banking Group and as Group CFO of the FTSE 250 lender Kensington Group. He has extensive NED experience having served on the boards of St James’s Place, Esure and Invista Real Estate Investment Management. In addition to his role at Starling, he is currently non-executive director at OneFamily, where he chairs the Risk Committee, and Pepper Group UK where he chairs the Audit Committee.
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, Non-executive Director
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. Marian is also a non-executive director of PCF Bank.
Victoria Raffé, Remuneration Committee Chair
Victoria has 20 years of experience as a financial services regulator, working in senior roles across all sectors and across the conduct/prudential divide including Director of Authorisations and member of the Executive Committee at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Before that she worked for blue chip firms in asset management (Fidelity), insurance (Prudential) and consulting (KPMG). Victoria chairs the Risk Committee at WH Ireland, the Aim-listed wealth manager and corporate broker, and is on the board of Growth Street, the fintech peer-to-peer lender.
Oliver Stocken CBE, Chairman
Oliver has more than 50 years experience in the finance industry in the UK and abroad. He started his career with Arthur Andersen and later joined N M Rothschild, where he became a director in corporate finance, later holding senior positions at Barclays, including Group Finance Director. He is also chair of Stanhope Holdings.
Has previously been chair of Home Retail Group and deputy chair of 3i and has served on the boards of GUS, Pilkington, Rank and Standard Chartered Bank. He also previously served as chair of Care International (UK), chair of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), chair of the Natural History Museum and as a trustee of the Chichester Festival Theatre.
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.
Mark Winlow, Audit Committee Chair
Mark has more than 35 years experience in financial services in the UK and internationally, including as managing director of Zurich’s UK business. He is Starling’s Whistleblowing Champion. As a consultant, he was a partner in KPMG, AT Kearney and EY. He is the Senior Independent Director at Risk Transfer Group (RTG) and the Chairman of its international insurance broking subsidiary RFIB. He chairs insurer Ageas UK, asset backed lender Wellesley Group Investors and employee services provider, Personal Group. He is a director at reinsurer TransRe.
Matt Newman, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Matt is responsible for legal affairs, including overseeing, identifying and dealing with all legal issues which affect Starling. He has been a partner at three law firms, most recently Thomas Eggar, working in corporate law and acting for a number of financial services institutions. Previously, he has worked for Warner Cranston and D J Freeman in London and for Brachers in Kent.