Giles Andrews
Co-Founder and Executive ChairmanZopa
Giles Andrews is co-founder and executive chairman of Zopa, the world’s first P2P lending business. Zopa is disrupting retail financial services by providing better value and service to consumers and has now made more than £1.6bn of loans in the UK, with over £600m lent in the last 12 months alone. It has won numerous awards for service, including Moneysupermarket’s best personal loan provider in 2016. Giles previously co-founded Caverdale in 1992, which he took to a £250m revenue motor retailer and sold in 1997. He then ran his own consultancy business with large clients in the general retail and financial services sectors. He co-founded Zopa in 2004 and was CEO from 2007 to 2015. Giles is also chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator for start-ups using technology to make social or environmental impact. He received an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s honours list for services to financial services and was named fintech leader of the year in the fintech innovation awards 2016.

Giles holds an M.A. in experimental psychology from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.