Giles Andrews is CEO of Zopa, the world's first P2P lending and borrowing marketplace, which is currently enjoying growth of 200% year on year. Zopa has now lent more than £350m and reached over 1% market share in UK personal loans. In 2012 Zopa received funding for growth from Augmentum Capital, an investor linked to the Rothschild Investment Trust. In December 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to lend £10m through Zopa as part of the Business Finance Partnership.
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 and sold in 1997. After an MBA at INSEAD he ran 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.