Hessie Coleman is Head of People Operations at Starling Bank – the first mobile-only bank offering UK current accounts. Since joining Starling in July 2016, Hessie has been responsible for the entire People remit, including growing the company from 25 employees to 150 and creating innovative career development programmes such as the Passport to Starling, for which she has been recognised at the CIPD People Management Awards.

Prior to Starling, Hessie was HR Manager at British Gas with responsibility for c.1000 employees following an intense HR graduate scheme.

She studied International Relations & German at Leeds and is currently completing a Masters-level CIPD qualification.