Stable came to life in 2016 after Richard, (the founder of Stable and a farmer’s son) set out to redesign the way the food and farming industry could manage the risk of volatile commodity prices; one of its biggest problems. With the help of Harvard, Liverpool and Lisbon Universities, Stable went live in the UK in 2019 with just 15 commodities. Less than a year later, the Stable index insurance platform can now protect over 3,000 commodities.
We’re a diverse team of Data Scientists, Analysts, Developers and Commodity Experts united in our mission to protect our industry from volatile commodity prices. With more than 4 PhD's, 9 languages and 14 MSc's it's a team that's been able to rapidly build a risk management platform.
Founder and CEO
An experienced entrepreneur, Richard has led companies in Chicago, Melbourne and London and is a previous winner of the Barclay’s Bank Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also a Nuffield Scholar.
Chief Product Officer
After graduating from Cambridge, Laura joined Savills and CBRE, before working in ‘agtech’ software. A farmers daughter from Suffolk, Laura heads up the product team at Stable.
Chief Data Officer
Simon has a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics from Liverpool University and leads our Data Science team.
Keith has an MSc in Agricultural Economics from Hohenheim University and has held senior analyst roles at Rabobank, Volcafe and BNP Paribas.
Head of Sales
Louise has a degree in economics and an MBA from INSEAD. Previously senior derivative sales at Rabobank, she has over 20 years of experience in pricing and selling commodity derivatives to corporate clients.
Professor and Head of Consultancy in Financial Mathematics at University of Liverpool, Hirbod has PhDs in Economics and Financial Mathematics specialising in risk management, hedging and pricing commodities.
Head of Marketing
A strategic marketing and communications professional with experience across 3 continents, Liz brings expertise in reaching international finance, tech and commodities markets.
Paris-based Sabrina joined us from JLT Re as our compliance manager. She has a Masters in Insurance Law from the University of Paris (UPEC) and manages our Regulatory Compliance and GDPR.
Previously from S&P Platts, ADM and ED&F Man, Joe is a seasoned analyst specialising in understanding opaque markets.
Data Scientist - Quantitative Analyst
Allison graduated from University of Cambridge and was a researcher at the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory looking at lossless data compression using deep learning. At Stable she refines our data science algorithms and simulations.
Senior Data Scientist
After completing an MSc in Computational Finance from Oxford University, Rachel joined the team to manage our portfolio algorithms.
Victor is reading towards a PhD from Oxford University and previously worked at CME. He brings cutting edge mathematics, finance and economics expertise to Stable’s data science team.
Maite is a commodity risk expert, having previously held analyst and buyer positions with AB Sugar, Auchan and ABF Group.
Senior Risk Consultant
Will joined us from Louis Dreyfus in Geneva, bringing his expertise in trading and physical commodity risk management to help our European clients.
Julie has a degree in Economics and completed an MA in Anthropology of Food from SOAS. Speaking French, Spanish and English Julie supports our European clients and partners.
A dairy farmer’s son with a degree in Agricultural Business Management, Kit is a former Sugar Trader from ED&F Man and previously worked for ECOM Coffee in Tanzania. He brings a wealth of experience in price risk management at all levels of the supply chain - from the family farm to international giants.
Senior Risk Consultant
Previously Hedging Solutions Director at Cargill, with experience in supply chain tech, United States-based Chris brings expertise in developing commodity price risk management strategies for North American and LATAM agribusinesses.
With a MSc from Manchester Metropolitan University in Computing, Sam heads up our developer team to make Stable simple and scalable.
Ruth was previously at Allianz and PepsiCo and brings a wealth of experience in insurtech and fast growth technology companies.
Former Managing Director of Greenhill Merchant Bank and current Chair of the Virgin Money Foundation, Edward is a noted corporate finance expert.
Charles was a member of Lloyd’s of London for over 20 years and brings considerable insurance expertise to the business.
Previously at Swiss Re in Zurich, Matthew advises on all things related to our underwriting partners and strategy.
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