Date:   February 8, 2017

James is a disruptive entrepreneur, innovator and future expert. He co-Founded and was CEO and Board Director of Zopa, a pioneer in peer to peer finance. James continues to advise a number of fintech players including Seedrs, Loot, giffgaff money and LandBay. He is now a Director of, the world’s largest open foresight programme, which provides expert insight to help individuals and organisations make more informed decisions and place more intelligent bets over the medium term. In 2015, Future Agenda explored the future of 24 topics with 5,000 experts via 120 events in 45 cities and 35 countries. 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, considered by many to be extinct.

James’ top tip for getting hired: Be irresistible, be keen, be humble. Be someone you’d want to work with. Be yourself.

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