Meet the people behind Stable

With 6 different nationalities already represented, we’ve searched high and low for talented people who share our passion for Agriculture. The highly technical data science and developer side of the business is carefully balanced with a down to earth commercial team, with deep connections to farming, food and insurance.

Richard Counsell
Chief Executive
Richard is the founder & CEO of Stable. He's an experienced entrepreneur, having previously run technology firms in Chicago and Melbourne. His family farm in Somerset and he's a Nuffield Scholar
Rachel Qian
Data Scientist
After completing an MSc in Computational Finance from Oxford University, Rachel joined the team to manage our portfolio algorithms.
Laura Rous
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 and marketing teams at Stable
Sophia Lie
Actuary
Sophia joined us from AIG, having previously been at Charles Taylor working on Capital & Reserves. She has an MSc from Cass Business School.
Simon Wang
VP Data Science
Simon has a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics from Liverpool University and heads up our Data Science department. They runs trillions of simulations each month on commodities from Coffee to Cows Milk
Sam Scrutton
Lead Developer
With a MSc from Manchester Metropolitan University in Computing, Sam heads up our developer team to make Stable simple & scalable for our global partners.
Marina Cullen
Sales Executive
Marina has a Post Graduate Degree in International Finance from the University of Forteleza and joined Stable's sales team from Finagra, where she was a Coffee Trader.
Mandy Ma
Data Scientist
With an MSc in Financial Engineering from Oxford University, Mandy works on the pricing algorithms within the Stable platform.
Ilona Zhang
Quantitative Analyst
With a MSc from Cass Business School, Ilona works as a Quant in our Data Science team
Edward Wakefield
Director
Former Managing Director of Greenhill Merchant bank and current Chair of the Virgin Money Foundation, Edward is a noted corporate finance expert and is on the Board of Stable.
Matthew Jones
Board Observer
Previously at Swiss Re in Zurich, Matthew is an insurtech expert and works at Anthemis an an Investment Director. He advises on all things related to our underwriting partners and strategy.
Ruth Foxe Blader
Director
Paris based Ruth was previously at Allianz and PepsiCo and brings a wealth of experience in insurtech. She is also a Director of Anthemis, a specialist fintech investor and on the Board of Stable.
Professor Hirbod Assa
Advisor
Hirbod works at the Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics and has 2 PhD's in Maths and Economics. Hirbod advises the Data Science team and the Board of Directors.
Charles Norton Smith
Director
After studying at Oxford, Charles became a member of Lloyds for over 20 years. He advises insurers in Europe and North America and brings a wealth of insurance and M&A expertise to the board.
You?
All Roles
We're always on the look out for talented people who share our passion for food and farming around the world. Simply email us a cv and a cover letter and we'll look forward to hearing from you.

We've got some open positions

Office Manager/PA

We are looking for an office manager to help manage a busy office in Whitehall. HR/PA/Accounts and Admin.