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As Zopa co-Founder and CEO, James Alexander was a pioneer in peer-to-peer lending. Putting those with a small amount to invest in front of reliable borrowers has proved a successful business model, generating over £1bn to date.

James is currently a core team member of, the world’s largest open foresight programme, and an adviser to a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Spacehive, LandBay and Tandem. He also advises a number of social ventures and charities including the RSPB (where he was previously a Trustee), the GoodLab, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, GreenThing and as Chair of Gen Community Ventures. He is also a co-founder of #voicefortheplanet, the coalition aimed at securing a global deal for nature in 2020, launched at the World Economic Forum in 2019.

James Alexander was previously a co-founder and Executive Director of Zopa, the world’s first and Europe’s largest P2P lender, and prior to this Strategy Director at Egg.

He has also worked as a growth strategy consultant at both The Foundation and LEK Consulting, where his clients included Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC, Save the Children, The Guardian, Redburn, M&S and Just Giving. James is now helping others develop customer-centred growth strategies.

In presentations, he examines disruption across a range of industries, including Fintech, and considers how long established organisations can drive innovation.

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In person prices:
£2,500 - £5,000
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£3,000 - £3,000
Business, Digital
CSR, Disruption, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Fundraising, Future Trends, Global Economic Outlook, High Performing Teams, Innovation, Management, Strategy, Sustainability, Teamwork, Technology

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James has helped JustGiving tackle a number of growth challenges over the years, with rare intelligence and a genuine understanding of how to combine social purpose with commercial success. He combines superior intellect, playful imagination and commercial nous, backed by a high-quality network of business leaders across a wide range of industries. We recommend him unreservedly.


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