FOUNDER & CEO
PhD Health Economist with experience working in Big 4 consulting firms EY and Deloitte and a secondment at the Department of Health.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Background in Health Research, including observational & clinical research in multiple fields. Passionate about child nutrition.
HEAD OF ENGINEERING
B.Eng, IRCA, CSWIP. Career Engineer with over 30 years of experience. Formerly at Transport for London.
HEAD OF PLANT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Over 15 years of experience, former Head of Gene Discovery and Computational Research at BAT. Cambridge PhD with extensive commercial, teaching, and patent experience.
HEAD OF DATA & SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
Rich background in equity data management and complex platform construction, formerly at S&P Dow Jones.
Experienced Electro-Mechanical Engineer. Graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and interned at NASA
ENGINEERING SITE MANAGER
Engineer with more than 10 years of experience across the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries
Paul has worked within the Time and Frequency group at the National Physical Laboratory, helping to develop the engineering package for their compact optical reference cavities.
SITE SAFETY & COMPLIANCE ENGINEER
Engineer with over 15 years of experience, including an Engineering apprenticeship for the British Army and Maintenance Technical Engineer for London Underground.
Dan has been working in the CEA industry for a number of years and brings a wealth of experience, especially in electronics. He's a huge advocate for the application of hydroponic and CEA technologies in both urban settings and in places where traditional horticulture is difficult.
HEAD OF FOOD & RECIPE DEVELOPMENT
Talented Chef, who previously worked at the world famous Wolseley Restaurant, Dinner by Heston, and other top restaurants.
Heart of the Vertical Future team, bringing organisation from over 20 years of events experience, primarily in Ibiza.
Urbanisation and geography student with an interest in sustainability.
Lawyer with experience in venture capital, emerging companies, and international arbitration. MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management from Imperial College Business School.
Responsible for marketing, content support and creation. Background in design and marketing.
An Urban Food Data Scientist, who has previous experiences in human health, vertical farming, and smart cities.
Background in molecular plant biology and seed technology.
Cambridge University graduate with a bachelors degree in Plant Sciences and a masters degree in Systems Biology. Keen interest in the food system and agricultural technology.
Experienced accountant with over 15 years working with various company types.
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Experienced marketing professional with a passion for health, food, and sustainability.
CHAIR & BOARD MEMBER
Former PwC partner, built and sold major recruitment business, and well-known across the industry. Focus on leadership and coaching.
DEPUTY CHAIR & BOARD MEMBER
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.
Senior Pharma Executive. Previously VP at Sanofi (EMEA). Focus on Commercial. Avid traveller and foodie in her spare time.
Former FTSE 100 CFO, career Finance Director, accredited accountant. Focus on Finance.
Corporate lawyer & former Global President of the International Licensing Executive
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Deliveroo, previously Chief Customer Officer at Treatwell and Groupalia.
CEO of Acceleris Capital; Vertical Future's Corporate Financiers.
Managing Director of SFC Capital
CHAIR & 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.
DEPUTY CHAIR & BOARD MEMBER
Innovation Director at Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP). Established the UK Plant Sciences Federation and was awarded the Society of Biology Presidents Medal for support of the UK Plant Sciences Community.
Marketing professional. Previously worked in managerial marketing roles at Loreal and Savse smoothies. Focus on Marketing.