Giles Andrews was part of the team that founded Zopa in 2004. He became CEO in 2007 and moved to the role of executive chairman in 2015. Prior to Zopa, Giles co-founded Caverdale, a startup taken to a £250m revenue motor retailer, and sold in 1997.
He also set up his own consultancy, with large clients in the general retail and financial services sectors, and which also provided startup advice and early stage funding for new businesses. Giles is also non-executive chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator for startups using technology to make social or environmental impact. He received an OBE for services to financial services in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.
In this podcast, he talks about Zopa’s plans to launch a new and more transparent bank.
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