Tara Waite (née Kneafsey)
Tara is CEO of Wonga Group, having been appointed in July 2016. Prior to this, Tara was CEO of Wonga’s UK Consumer Loans business.
She is an experienced business leader, having worked in financial services both in the UK and internationally for over 17 years. She joined Wonga from RSA Insurance Group, where she was Managing Director of its SME Insurance division and responsible for transitioning that business to a digital trading platform.
Prior to that she was Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Latvian business, where she managed the business through the challenging financial crisis period. Tara has also held various Non-Executive Director and approved persons roles in the UK and internationally.
She holds a B.Sc in Applied Sciences (Physics) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College as well as a M.Phil in Optical Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology.