About US

Passion, Precision and Performance

Agxio is an AI, data science and machine learning company that specialises in the biotech, life sciences and agricultural science industries. Founded in 2018 by a world-class team of award-winning technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and practitionersAgxio has developed a range of expert AI applications that deliver advanced, beyond-human-scale solutions to solve complex, real-world business problems. Since then, the company has expanded to incorporate a wide-ranging team of domain experts with specialist skills. With a research hub in Cambridge and a development centre in the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Centre, Agxio is backed by the Welsh Government and Development Bank of Wales and was recently named as a ‘Global 20 Company to Watch’ by Business Worldwide. 

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Agxio Team

Meet The Team

  • Dr. Stephen Christie

    CEO & Chief Scientist

    Co-founder of Agxio with over 30 years of experience in building award winning global teams & successful exits. Technology CEO of the Year 2019 & 2020. Former Big 4 Managing Partner.

  • Dave Gregory

    COO & Resilience

    Co-founder of Agxio with over 30 years experience with global investment banks and financial institutions as COO, Change, Programme Delivery. Responsible for all operational and people matters.

  • Dan Jones

    Sales & Finance

    Co-founder of agxio with over 25 years experience of building and managing commercial technology sales, finance and business development. Co-founded and exited dataquest in 2018.

  • Chloe Hazell

    Bioscientist & Research

    Product champion for Agxio's animal science and disease technologies. BSc (Hons) Veterinary Science & MSc Animal Science.

  • Oliver Margetts

    Product Controller

    CRM Lead and Technology standards lead. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals.

  • Joey Petrillo

    Sales Development Representative

    Lead generation and customer relations, Business and Management Hons from Portsmouth University

  • Charles Christie

    Consultant - Agriculture & CEA

    Qualified in Agriculture from Sparsholt College. Operated in multiple roles across arable and mixed farming. Drone specialist. Construction and diversification for farms including CEA construction.

  • Sirwan Afifi

    Full Stack Developer & Visionary

    Lead technical architect and developer for Agxio's command and control systems. Full stack including React, Python & Graph QL.

  • Alun Hughes

    AI Developer & Data Scientist

    Product champion for python technologies. Specialist in machine learning and image analytics. BSc(Hons) Computer Science. MSc Data Science.

  • Jack Mason

    AI Developer & Data Scientist

    Full stack developer. Technical architect for biosequencies technologies. BSc(Hons) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence. MSc Data Science.

  • Hesam Sarkhosh

    Full Stack Developer & Consultant

    Technical architect and developer for Agxio's command and control systems. Full stack including React, Python & Graph QL.

  • Hojjat Bagherzadeh

    AI Developer & Consultant

    Technical architect and developer for Agxio's command and control systems. Specialist in machine learning and image analytics.

  • Lucy Gregory

    Business Support

    Executive support for leadership team including research, operations and business development support.

  • Amy Dron

    Chief Communications Officer

    Leads Agxio's communications, PR and research campaigns. Over 15 years experience working with advanced technology companies across agritech, medtech and fintech solutions.

  • Daniel O'Neill


    Agxio's animal science and genomic researcher. BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry (Hons).

  • Edvinas Ruibys

    Junior Developer

    BSc(Hons) Computer Science University of Brighton. Developing CEA AI and ML technologies.

  • Edvardas Ruibys

    Junior Developer

    BSc(Hons) Computer Science University of Brighton. Developing CEA AI and ML technologies.

  • Aliya Malik

    Financial Manager

    Oversees Agxio’s accounts and financial MIS. Over 20 years’ of experience in a number of financial controller/management roles with a number of businesses including PwC.

  • Dot

    Food Security & Countryside Scouting

    Dot is responsible for ensuring the COO doesn't eat the farm produce, the CTO doesn't touch the servers, and the business looks to the future. She loves chasing pheasants and sitting in tractors.


  • Fiona Wallace

    Agricultural Economics

    Serial investor and entrepreneur. Daughter of a farmer, Fiona was a former Management Consultant with PwC, and Vice President with BT Global Services. Extensive IT and strategy board level experience.

  • Dr. Rhian Hayward MBE


    CEO, Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Centre. Food & Drink Wales Board Member. Advanced technology strategy and commercialisation in life sciences.

  • David Kelly

    Quantitative Technologies & Strategy

    Over 25 years’ experience in the Investment Banking sector having held several senior leadership roles. Former Partner, Management Consultant.

  • Professor Qiang Shen

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth Univ.

    Qiang Shen is a professor, and Pro Vice-Chancellor: Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences at Aberystwyth University. He is a Fellow and Council member of the Learned Society of Wales

  • Dr Dominic Tantram

    Sustainability Science

    A Chartered Environmentalist and sustainability strategist with specialist skills in strategic review, action plan development and training.

  • Michael Bakewell

    Development Bank of Wales

    Deputy Fund Manager with Development Bank of Wales. Over 20 years experience investing and supporting technology and strong IP businesses across multiple industry sectors.

  • Joss Tantram

    Sustainability Science

    Specialist in developing innovative sustainability approaches which grow impact and deliver value for them, society and the environment.

  • Neil Elliott

    Business Advisor

    Director with PwC and a consultant with E&Y, a Finance Director for a B2B start up and a Commercial Director for an RPO provider.

  • Jeff Bartlett

    Business Development

    Over 30 years experience working with early stage and growth businesses in bio-tech, agri-tech and med-tech industries. Business development & sales specialist with extensive network.

  • Richard Steele

    Technical Advisor

    Co-founder of Agxio with over 25 years experience of delivering technology solutions across multiple industries. Certified security specialist and lead on technology resource mgt and architecture.

Our Pedigree

Global Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Delivery Excellence

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