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Harriet Rees

Head of Data Science
Starling Bank (Confirmed)

After graduating in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, Harriet entered financial services as an Actuary, starting her career at AXA. Following this, Harriet’s experience led her to running predictive analytics projects globally for AXA, specifically in her role as Head of Price Optimization across Europe and Asia. Harriet is passionate about using Technology and AI to drive better customer experiences across financial services and as such joined Starling Bank a year ago as Head of Data Science. At Starling, Harriet directs data analytics projects to provide insights across the bank, improves operational efficiency using ML and harnesses a data-driven mindset across the organisation.

  • Fintech from the frontline – how Starling Bank has built a tool friendly approach
  • Baking data driven financial practice in from the start to aid evidence-based decision-making processes
  • Being disruption-ready and building a culture open to embrace new practices