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

Forbes McKenzie
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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

Alex Horridge
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Alex Horridge

Alex Horridge

Lead Developer

Alex is the Lead Developer at MIS and has a strong background in operations/project management and software development. He is responsible for systems architecture, databasing and product development. 

Before joining MIS, Alex worked as a developer and consultant in the heritage world, building and designing GIS software for Historic England, Church of England and several councils. His academic background is in computational archaeology, specialising in archaeological predictive modelling and machine learning.

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Alex Horridge

Lead Developer

Calvin Wylie
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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

Stuart Ray
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Stuart Ray

Stu Ray

Senior Imagery Expert

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 Expert

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Joshua Smith

Analyst

Josh is the youngest and most recent addition to the MIS family having joined in 2019 straight from college, and hopes in time to complete an undergraduate degree in a related field.  His main responsibility is to provide important key analysis of events and support to a number of teams within the company to enable them to deliver products to numerous markets including environmental, insurance and media sectors.

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Joshua Smith

Analyst

Oz simth
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Oz Smith

Senior Intelligence 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

Jess Horridge
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Jess Horridge

Jess Horridge

Operations and Project Coordinator

Jess joined in 2020 as Project Coordinator for MIS’ technical roadmap, and has since been promoted to a role encompassing Operations, HR and Legal support. Previously she worked in local government where she gained experience in an Information Management & Records Archive role that encompassed a range of experience from Information Management data processing to project and change management. 

Jess holds a PGDip in Management and a MSc in Archaeology from Bournemouth University, specialising in human osteology.

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Jess Horridge

Operations and Project Coordinator

Reg Knight
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Reg Knight

Reg Knight

Senior Imagery Analyst

Reg is a Senior Imagery Analyst 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

Senior Imagery Analyst

Jake Chapman
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Jake Chapman

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

Sinclair Ross
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Sinclair Ross

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

Software Engineer

Duncan Martyn
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Duncan Martyn

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

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.