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THE TEAM

The expertise and unique experience of our growing team and their dedication to exceeding client expectations has been integral to our success so far. Our culture recognises the contribution that every member of the team makes and the diverse skill sets we combine.

Meet the team

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Forbes McKenzie

Forbes Mckenzie

Founder and CEO

Forbes is the Chief Executive Officer of MIS and founded the company following a decorated 10 year career in the British Army as a Special Duties Intelligence Officer, during which he led and implemented numerous global high risk strategic intelligence operations. 

Since 2011, he has guided MIS from a start-up to an award winning scale-up that enjoys long standing commercial relationships with many of the world’s leading insurers. Alongside numerous sensitive Intelligence qualifications, Forbes has been nationally recognised by the UK honours system via a Mention in Dispatches and holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography (GIS and Climate change) from the University of Glasgow.

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Forbes McKenzie

Founder and CEO

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Emma Dunlop

Commercial Director

Emma is the Commercial Director. Emma came to MIS after 11 years working as a buyer in the retail sector for Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer.  Her most recent retail appointment was as a Category Manager for Tesco where her area was worth £900 Million per annum.  Emma is an experienced negotiator and has a strong financial understanding of business.

As Commercial Director, Emma is responsible for the financial oversight and reporting to the board and shareholders. She is the point of contact for all shareholders and strategises all commercial negotiations. 

Emma has a 2.1 joint honours degree in History and Politics from the University of Glasgow and has achieved Distinction level at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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Emma Dunlop

Commercial Director

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Alex Horridge

Head of Technology

Alex is Head of Technology at MIS and has a strong background in operations management,  project management and software development. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the business. 

Alex started his MIS journey as a developer, and quickly established himself as the Lead developer of the development team; responsible for the systems architecture, databasing and product development. 

Before joining MIS, Alex worked as an Operations Manager for McGregor Group, the leading agricultural and aviation polytunnel company in the UK. Whilst there, he managed the formation of Fabric Structures, a subsidiary of McGregor Group, and scaled the company to operate across 3 factories.

Alex also worked as a developer and consultant in the heritage world, building and designing GIS software for Historic England, Church of England and the majority of UK councils. Additionally, he consulted on a number of academic and governmental projects involving machine learning and automation as a technical specialist.  

His academic background is in computational archaeology, specialising in archaeological predictive modelling and machine learning. His MSc Archaeology thesis used geospatial data & machine learning to predict undiscovered Neolithic sites  in Dorset.

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Alex Horridge

Head of Technology

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Rosina Smith

Rosina Smith

Head of Product

Rosina has joined MIS as the Head of Product. She has a background in Insurance having spent 7 years at one of the World’s largest insurers as well as Insurtech experience in the London & US markets. Rosina has set up dedicated Geospatial solutions, focusing on how location intelligence can be used to transform both Underwriting and Claims practices. She is responsible for ensuring MIS propositions continue to deliver competitive advantage for clients.

Rosina holds ACII qualification and a BSc in Mathematics & Management from University of Nottingham
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Rosina Smith

Head of Product

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Christopher Newcombe

Business Development Manager

 

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Christopher Newcombe 

Business Development Manager

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Stu Ray

Senior Imagery Analyst

Stuart ‘Stu’ Ray is a remote sensing/satellite imagery expert.  He completed 24 years in the Intelligence Corps of the British Army, during which he held various analytical appointments in a number of operational posts. Stu joined MIS in 2012 and was instrumental in adapting military processes to an entirely different customer base, excelling in supporting the specialist information requirements of our clients. He has experience in providing professional technical and subject matter expertise during deposition, resulting in favourable outcomes to our clients on complex business interruption, property and engineering losses.  Stu holds a City and Guilds Graduateship in Intelligence Management.

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Stu Ray

Senior Imagery Analyst

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Ines Fakiri

Marketing Manager

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Oz Smith

Senior Imagery Analyst

Andrew ‘Oz’ Smith is a remote sensing/satellite imagery expert. As an intelligence analyst he has had a varied career across multiple disciplines within the Intelligence Corps of the British Army. His 24 years of service saw him providing specialist intelligence and advanced imagery intelligence to the Armed Forces and other partners. Since joining MIS in 2014, Oz has used multiple imagery sources and combined them with advanced technologies to deliver a service to various markets, including the media, insurance and environmental sectors.

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Oz Smith

Senior Imagery Analyst

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Reg Knight

Information Security Manager

Reg is a IT Security Officer for MIS. A self-employed Intelligence and Security contractor with significant training and mentoring experience and another former member of the British Army’s Intelligence Corps for 26 years, he is well versed in the exploitation of all types of imagery. Reg has put these skills to great use supporting the insurance market reporting on natural catastrophes and events such as the Beirut explosion in 2020. He holds a Bsc (Hons) in Intelligence and Security and a City and Guilds Graduateship in Intelligence Management.

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Reg Knight

Information Security Manager

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Calvin Wylie

Calvin Wylie

Senior Developer

Calvin Wylie is a software developer with multiple specialisations. Initially starting his career in video games programming, he has since built expertise in web development and GIS software and his  graduate thesis focused on Real Time Machine Learning Algorithms. Since Joining MIS, Calvin has used his knowledge and investigative skills to help the company enhance satellite imagery delivery and analysis as well as his games background to prototype client centric data visualisation techniques.

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Calvin Wylie

Senior Developer

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Katherine Webb

Financial Manager

Katherine is the Financial Manager and has a strong background in accounts management and payroll.  One of her most recent was as a Senior Bookkeeper for an SME, where she was responsible for all purchase ledger duties, monthly management, payroll etc. She has also worked with Multiple charitable organisations as a Finance officer, managing accounts, payroll and purchase ledgers. 

Katherine is responsible for the monthly management accounts, as well as financial forecasting and R&D submissions. 

Katherine is a part qualified Association of Accounting Technicians and is currently studying for the AAT  Level 4 qualification with a special interest in Tax and Treasury Management.

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Katherine Webb

Financial Manager 

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Louise Jones

Head of Intelligence

Louise has joined MIS as Head of Intelligence after serving for seven years in the British Army as an Intelligence Officer. During her time in the military, she served in a variety of roles leading complex Intelligence operations around the world. After leaving the Army, she gained further experience bringing her Intelligence skill set to investigative journalism and subsequently to finance. In her role as Head of Intelligence, Louise is leading the process to integrate multi source data into a platform delivering at the cutting edge of intelligence innovation for our customers. 

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Louise Jones

Head of Intelligence

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Mike Allen

Junior Front-End Developer

Mike Allen is a Front-End Developer holding a BSc in Web Design and Development. His undergraduate dissertation explored and developed a GIS tool to aid businesses in their marketing strategies and visualise their sales data on a global scale.

Specialising in front-end languages and UX design, Mike is able to design new software with an emphasis on usability and accessibility and holds a keen eye for consistent and modern design implementation.

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Mike Allen

Junior Front-End Developer

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Matthew Patience

Client Solutions Analyst

Matthew is a Client Solutions Analyst within the Product team at MIS. He has experience working in the Lloyd’s market as an Exposure Analyst at international specialty (re)insurer, Chaucer Group. In his previous role he gained first-hand experience working with location-level exposure data, catastrophe models and event response.

Matthew holds a masters degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford. During his studies, he specialised in remote sensing, focusing on the use of aerial and satellite-based imagery to assess the effects of historical earthquakes.
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Matthew Patience

Client Solutions Analyst

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Jake Chapman

Data Scientist

Jake has recently joined the MIS development team as a Data Scientist, focusing on automation of remote assessment and developing new insights using client and historic event data.  He is a recent graduate from the University of the West of England in Computer Science, where he specialised in Artificial Intelligence, and his undergraduate research project used machine learning to identify plastic waste in the ocean using satellite imagery.  

Jake also has a background in amatuer game development and spends his free time undertaking competitive game jam projects.

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Jake Chapman

Data Scientist

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Sinclair Ross

Software Engineer

Sinclair Ross is a software engineer working to develop our underlying infrastructure. Coming from the games industry, he brings with him experience of engineering UI and graphics rendering solutions for titles on both Microsoft’s XBox One and Sony’s Playstation 4. Specialising in low level languages, Sinclair is able to write faster software with an emphasis on extensibility and scalability and provide this valuable asset to our offering.

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Sinclair Ross

Senior Developer

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Duncan Martyn

GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst

Duncan Martyn is a GIS and remote sensing analyst holding a BSc in Geography and MSc in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing. His undergraduate project investigated the effects of climate change on vegetation in Scotland using remote sensing data, while his MSc thesis focused on the impact of climate change on agriculture. Prior to joining MIS, Duncan continued work on a UN Food and Agriculture international development project and he has considerable experience with a variety of GIS and remote sensing softwares and data types.

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Duncan Martyn

GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst

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Michael Sainty

Intelligence Analyst

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Charlie Robson

People Manager 

Charlie joined MIS as their People Manager in 2021. After honing her HR skills in a fast-paced sales environment, she brings a wealth of people-based experience and is championing our People and Culture strategy through the implementation of policy and the introduction of a killer benefits package. Charlie is well-versed in GDPR and is using those skills to help shape MIS’s security framework as well as heading the talent and recruitment function of our scale-up.

Charlie has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Aberystwyth University and is an Associate member of the CIPD.

Charlie Robson

People Manager 

Meet the board

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Matthew O’Connor

Chairman, Director & Investor

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Matthew O’Connor

Chairman, Director & Investor

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Meyrick Vevers

Non-Executive Director

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Meyrick Vevers

Non-Executive Director

JOIN US

We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent to join our team. Whilst we currently have no vacancies,
please feel free to reach out to [email protected] with your details.

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