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James AlexanderCo-Founder Zopa and #voicefortheplanet
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James Alexander is currently a Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open source think tank and advisory delivering foresight, strategy and innovation to some of the world’s leading organisations (e.g. Facebook, Apple, WWF, Mastercard). Future Agenda helps organisations better understand future changes, identify emerging opportunities, and make more informed decisions.
Alexander is also a co-founder of #voicefortheplanet, the movement aimed at securing a global deal for nature in 2020, launched at the World Economic Forum in 2019.
He was previously a co-founder and Executive Director of Zopa, a disruptor and the world’s first P2P lender. Prior to this he was Strategy Director at Egg during its high growth phase. Alexander is and has been an advisor to a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, giffgaff gameplan, Loot, Tandem, LandBay and Spacehive.
James Alexander 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 Environmental Finance.
Working as a growth strategy consultant at both The Foundation and LEK Consulting, Alexander worked with clients included Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC, Save the Children, The Guardian, Redburn, M&S and Just Giving.
James Alexander holds an MBA from INSEAD and a 1st class honours degree from University College, London. Alexander also a birdwatcher and was fortunate enough to be part of a 3 person team who re-discovered three species of bird, considered by many to be extinct.