Araminta Russell

Araminta Russell | Starling Bank

I started my career at Accenture, a world leading Technology and Consulting organisation, as an Analyst on their graduate scheme and was promoted to Consultant within 2 years. Specialising in Financial Services, I worked on several global Operational Transformation programmes alongside teams in Mumbai, Manila and the UK. I gained knowledge of retail banking systems on a major divestment programme, learning first-hand the complexities of legacy banking.

In 2017, Opening Banking and PSD2 initiatives became the focus of Financial Services and I decided I wanted to be closer to the action. Starling built its technology stack from scratch and is the leading mobile-only bank offering personal, joint and business accounts. As a Project Manager, I have been lucky enough to lead a number of high profile programmes including our technical integration with a UK payments scheme and the introduction of Fitbit Pay digital wallet, a UK banking first. My current focus is on scaling operations - both what technology we can develop internally and working with external providers to help us scale at pace.