Meet the team

Core Team

JAMIE BURROWS

Founder & CEO

PhD Health Economist with experience working in Big 4 consulting firms EY and Deloitte and a secondment at the Department of Health. Electronic music producer in his spare time.

MARIE BURROWS

Co-founder & Head of People

Background in Health Research, including observational & clinical research in multiple fields. Passionate about child nutrition. Avid reader in her spare time.

Darren James

Head of Engineering

B.Eng, IRCA, CSWIP. Career Engineer with over 30 years of experience. Formerly at TfL

Jennifer Bromley

Head of Plant Research & Development

Over 15 years of experience, former Head of Computational research at BAT, and a PhD from Cambridge

Jonathan McEwan

Optimisation Engineer

BEng CEng MIMechE.
Chartered engineer with 26 years’ experience in the rail, consultancy and aerospace sectors. Well-practiced project manager with a keen interest in domestic green energy technology.

Hamish Grant

Head of Customer Experience

Career sales and advertising professional with a longstanding passion for food technology, formerly holding senior roles at companies including Dell.

Sebastien Chenhalls-Walker

Head of Data & Systems Architecture

Rich background in equity data management and complex platform construction, formerly at S&P Dow Jones.

Nico Rasile

Head of Food & Recipe Development

Talented Chef, who previously worked at the world famous Wolseley Restaurant, Dinner by Heston, and other top restaurants.

Libby Friend

Executive Assistant

Heart of the Vertical Future team, bringing organisation from over 20 years of events experience, primarily in Ibiza.

Sophie Butterworth

Operations

JAMIE COLE

Marketing

Responsible for marketing, content support and creation. Background in design and marketing. Professional snowboarder and instructor in his spare time.

CHARLOTTE REMOUIT

Branding

Designer focused on product design, currently working in Paris at Gallery Lafayette. Contractor.

Isabelle Malone Crossley

Plant Science

Non-Executive Board

HAMISH DAVIDSON

Chair of Non-Executive Board

Former PwC partner, built and sold major recruitment business, and well-known across the industry. Focus on leadership and coaching.

LORD NIGEL CRISP

Non-Executive Director

Independent member of the House of Lords, Former CEO of NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health. Active in global health, author, Co-chair of Nursing Now.

Dr. NAZIRA AMRA

Non-Executive Director

Senior Pharma Executive. Previously VP at Sanofi (EMEA). Focus on Commercial. Avid traveller and foodie in her spare time.

Simon Thorn

Board Member

CEO of Acceleris Capital

Kim Hawkins

Board Member

Partner and Legal Counsel at Earthworm Capital

Technical Advisory GROUP

Dr. OLWEN WILLIAMS OBE

Health Adviser

OBE for services to health. Physician and also leading authority (globally) on sexual health and HIV, as well as Chair of NASSH. Focus on Health and Strategy. Lover of rugby and nature in her spare time.

ORR VINEGOLD

Marketing Adviser

Labour Party Candidate. Previously worked in managerial marketing roles at Loreal and Savse smoothies. Focus on Marketing.

NADIM AHMAD

Financial Adviser

Former FTSE 100 CFO, career Finance Director, accredited accountant. Focus on Finance.

YESHPAUL SOOR

Engineering Adviser

Chartered Mechanical Engineer who knows engineering is the problem solving tool for our society. Paul is at his happiest working on wicked problems then delivering simple, genuine and useful new solutions.