Tara Waite

Chief Executive

Tara Waite (nee Kneafsey) has over 20 years’ experience in financial services in both UK and International roles.

Most recently she was Group CEO of Wonga Group Ltd, an international consumer lending business operating in Europe and South Africa. Prior to leading the group, she was CEO of its UK consumer lending business, leading it through its turnaround and regulatory authorisation.

Prior to this, she held a number of leadership roles at RSA Insurance Group, including Managing Director of the UK’s SME and Delegated Authority business, and CEO of RSA’s market leading business in Latvia.

Tara began her career as a management consultant at Andersen, and subsequently at Ernst and Young. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Trinity College Dublin, and also a Master’s degree in Applied Physics. She is also a visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s SAID Business School.

Tara Waite, Chief Executive