3rd October: Giles Andrews
This week Elliot Moss is joined by Giles Andrews.
Giles Andrews is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Zopa, the world’s first and the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform. Giles has overseen Zopa help over 200,000 consumers financially and Zopa is on course to lend it’s billionth pound in August 2015. Before joining Zopa Giles spent the first ten years of his career pursuing all things automotive. This included co-founding Caverdale in 1992, a start-up taken to a £250m revenue motor retailer, renamed Godfrey Davis Motor Group and sold in 1997. He then set up his own consultancy business whose clients included Tesco and Tesco Personal Finance and which also provided start up advice and early stage funding for new businesses, until co-founding Zopa in 2004, becoming CEO in 2008. Giles is also non-executive Chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator programme for people who want to make social and environmental impact using technology.