Welcome to our new non-executive director, Giles Andrews OBE

posted 11 Aug 2022 1 mins

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Andrews as an independent non-executive director of the bank.

Giles has extensive experience in financial technology, lending and investment. In 2004, he co-founded Zopa, the world’s first online peer-to-peer lending business (now a digital bank), where he served as CEO (2007-2015) and chairman (2015-2019) and remains an active board member.  He is also a non-executive director of Bank of Ireland Group plc and chairs carwow, Europe's leading online marketplace for buying new cars and helping consumers sell their current car. 

Giles studied Psychology at Christ Church, Oxford, and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He received an OBE in 2015 for services to financial services and was named FinTech Leader of the Year in the 2016 FinTech Innovation Awards.

His new role at C. Hoare & Co. was welcomed by our chairman, Lord Macpherson, who said: ‘Giles is a great addition to the board. His experience as an entrepreneur and in fintech and banking will be invaluable.’