Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank
CEO, Anne oversees the Executive Leadership Team and focuses its vision
on building the best possible customer experience. She is also a member
of Starling’s Board of Directors. After graduating in computer science
and chemistry, Anne started her career at Lloyds Bank, where she helped
architect CHAPS, the UK’s first real-time payments system. She worked at
Standard Chartered and UBS, before becoming Head of EMEA, Global
Transaction Banking across 34 countries for RBS and ABN AMRO.
After the financial crisis, Anne spoke to people around the world
about the changes in banking and technology. She joined Allied Irish
Banks Plc as Chief Operating Officer to apply these learnings but was
frustrated by the restrictions still imposed by outdated technology.
Anne decided the only way to solve this was to build a bank from the
ground up. This idea started becoming a reality in 2014 and Starling has
grown from there. Anne’s vision for Starling is to build the best bank
account in the world.
Anne 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.
In June 2019 Anne's book The Money Revolution
was released, simplifying the jargon filled financial advice that we
are bombarded with by giving us an easy and transparent guide to help us
get control of our finances.
Changing Banking for Good: My Story
Join Anne Boden, the first woman to found and build a bank in the UK from scratch, to hear her inspiring story of the determination, innovation and entrepreneurism needed to do what everyone said couldn’t be done.
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