James Alexander

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James is a highly innovative and practical business creator, builder and strategist. He is currently a Partner of The Foundation, a leading specialist growth consultancy, a Trustee for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and a Trustee and former CEO of Green Thing, a public service that inspires people to lead a greener life.

  • James is a highly innovative and practical business creator, builder and strategist.
  • He is currently a Partner of The Foundation, a leading specialist growth consultancy (where he has worked with clients such as M&S, O2, Just Giving, The Guardian, Save the Children and Standard Life), a Trustee for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and a Trustee and former CEO of Green Thing, a public service that inspires people to lead a greener life.
  • James was previously a Founder of Zopa, the world’s first marketplace where people meet to lend and borrow money. Prior to Zopa he was Strategy Director at Egg. He joined Egg to create new things launching Egg’s digital TV and mobile services and the UK’s first and most successful account aggregation service. Before Egg, James worked at LEK Consulting, where he developed the business case for Smile, Co-operative Bank’s Internet bank.
  • James holds an MBA from INSEAD and a first class honours degree from University College, London. He loves spending time with his family and bird watching – and in 1990, during an expedition to Sao Tome & Principe, helped re-discover 3 species of bird that had been considered by many extinct.