Anne Boden

Founder Starling Bank

Anne Boden founded Starling in 2014 after a distinguished, 30-year career at some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them Allied Irish Banks, Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO. She sits on the board of UK Finance and is an adviser to the Board of Trade. She was awarded an MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.

As CEO, she oversees the Executive Leadership Team and is a member of Starling’s Board of Directors.

A computer scientist by training, she saw earlier than others in the industry the potential for digital technology to revolutionise the way people and small businesses do their banking. With the team at Starling, she built from scratch an app to help customers manage their finances in real-time. Her vision is to improve banking for all and to build Starling into a global brand.

She lives and breathes Starling, but if she had to do something very different it would be something entrepreneurial in the application of machine learning to fabric and fashion design.