James is an experienced entrepreneur and business advisor.
He is currently a core team member of FutureAgenda.org, the world’s largest open foresight programme, and an advisor to a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Loot, 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.
James 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 holds an MBA from INSEAD and a 1st class honours degree from University College, London. He is also a birdwatcher and was fortunate enough to be part of a 3-person team who re-discovered three species of bird, previously considered by many to be extinct.