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Holly Mackay

CEO, Boring Money

Holly has worked in finance since 1999. She is the Founder and CEO of independent consumer financial website, Boring Money. She passionately believes that investments shouldn’t just be for “The Old Boys” and is on a personal mission to make investing accessible and engaging to more “normal” people.

Holly read Modern Languages at Oxford, specialising in Medieval French which obviously made her immediately highly employable. She went backpacking in Australia, worked in TV for a while and then decided that TV was boring but the stock market was awesomely interesting.

She held senior roles at Merrill Lynch, Aviva and Santander before setting up her first business, The Platforum, in 2008. She sold the business to Centaur Media in 2011, moving on in 2014. She launched Boring Money in July 2015.

Holly is a regular media commentator and contributes to the BBC, The Times, The Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday amongst others. She is living proof that you can be in Set 4 for Maths when you’re 13 and still get your head around investments.

Off her soapbox, she is a Mum to 2 young kids, a fussy cat and a poorly trained puppy. Holly has a thing for red shoes, is a happy and bad surfer and has a passion for India. She cheerfully eats sugar, drinks coffee and likes wine.