John Mountain has been at Starling for seven years, occupying key leadership roles, first as Chief Information Officer and, for the last year, as Chief Operating Officer. He is a director of Engine, Starling’s Software as a Service subsidiary, and is a past director of Pay.UK. His appointment as interim CEO of Starling Bank is subject to regulatory approval. He previously spent 15 years as a technical architect, including with BJSS, working for clients such as Lloyds Bank and Waitrose.
At Starling he has been a pivotal member of the Executive team from the early days, helping to shape the bank’s strategy. As COO, he leads more than 2,000 people and provides continuity and strategic leadership between technology, back office and customer-facing operations.