After a career at the pinnacle of some of the world's top banks, Anne became disillusioned with banking in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008/09. She quit the sector to start her own bank from scratch. In defying the odds to realise her vision for Starling, she helped reshape consumer banking in the UK and trigger a movement that is shaking up the entire banking system for good. Anne’s technology know-how shaped her 30 year career in banking and she is widely considered as a thought-leader in the fintech sector. She was awarded an MBE for services to fintech in 2018 and sits on the Business Advisory Councils of both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London.