MIS appoints Chief Operating Officer

March 11, 2020 12:00

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(London, 12 March 2020) - Geospatial imagery and intelligence business Mckenzie Intelligence Services (MIS) has announced the appointment of Stuart (Oz) Lane as chief operating officer.

Lane is a specialist in strategy, operational management and leadership development and joins the MIS team at an exciting time of growth.

MIS has recently renewed its geospatial data intelligence and imagery contract with Lloyd’s of London, while developing other products and services.

Lane will be responsible for day to day operations and building MIS’ suite of capabilities for use by the insurance market. He will also seek out new markets where MIS can add value.

Prior to taking on a number of different operational and leadership roles since 2016, Lane was an officer in the British Army.

During his 20-years military career, Lane was involved in field operations in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan and in conflict zones across Sub Saharan Africa and the Levant.

Most recently, Lane’s roles have been centred around humanitarian crisis response where he was the operations director for a globally focussed disaster response charity.

He also founded Spere a disaster response organisation and is a director in resilience@work a personal leadership and resilience strengthening company.

Commenting on the appointment, Forbes McKenzie, chief executive and founder of MIS, said: “We are delighted to welcome Oz to the team and his wealth of experience and knowledge in disaster resilience and operational management.

“As our ambitious growth plans begin to take shape and we further cement our relevance in the insurance market and other sectors, it’s only right that we attract the best talent to ensure we deliver on all that we set out to do,” he said.

Lane added: “It is a real privilege to be able to come and join the MIS team during this exciting period of growth. Having worked closely with MIS when I was responding to the Indonesian Tsunami crisis in 2018 I have seen up close the benefit their rapid and insightful analysis can bring to a wide range of organisations.”

Notes to editors

McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS) is an imagery and geospatial intelligence consultancy firm, servicing clients globally.

We provide intelligence processing and data and information collection services for the global re/insurance industry. This includes the ability to look anywhere on Earth in near real time via the medium of cloud penetrating satellite images and ground sensed internet of things devices.

Our intelligence is available to the re/insurance industry across a number of areas and specialisms, including: claims and loss adjusting; exposure management and modelling; business interruption; agriculture; reinsurance and specialty adjusting; power stations, ports and harbours, energy pipelines, municipal buildings and solar panels.

MIS empowers teams to make important reserving and coverage decisions more quickly, helps to reduce reliance on loss adjusting, enables proactive service to policyholders, and early insight into exposure at portfolio level.

Our intelligence is derived from multiple sources, as well our inhouse re/insurance expertise:

  • Satellites
  • The Internet of Things
  • Drones
  • Radar
  • Military grade analysts

MIS have been the Lloyd’s market geospatial imagery and intelligence providers since 2016, providing the Corporation, all Lloyd’s managing agents, TPAs and partners access to the award winning MIS-Intel portal, delivering best in class imagery and analysis, enabling them to utilise technology to better service their policyholders and make claims and exposure management processes more efficient.

For more information

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Published on March 11, 2020 12:00

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