Meet The Team

Helping to transform our clients’ businesses and the lives they serve

Michael Darracott
Managing Director

Michael founded MGISS in 2014 to combine his extensive experience in the utility and infrastructure sectors, with a desire to transform the way these industries think about the value of spatial data and sustainability. As a qualified Engineering Surveyor, Michael has worked across engineering, national mapping agencies, commercial technology providers and in surveying and design since 1995, and sees his role as “building bridges” between people, technology and sustainability as an aid to solving global challenges.

Kate Darracott

In a former life, Kate was a qualified Paediatric Nurse and spent over a decade caring for sick children. Kate also worked in a clinical research role and published a paper into oxygen saturation levels in children with cystic fibrosis. At MGISS, Kate will often be the first voice you hear when contacting us, and will always welcome you with a cheery and efficient response.

Dave George
Systems Lead

With a background in COTS and Opensource development and database design, Dave has over 15 years of industry experience with utility and infrastructure asset owners. Dave’s expertise covers asset infrastructure development and geospatial technology provision, enabling seamless data management and achieving massive efficiency and cost savings with enterprise organisations.

Darius Mirdamadi
Principal Consultant

A qualified Geologist, Darius has significant expertise and knowledge of Geospatial technology integration, having spent many years training GNSS including in the gold mines of Armenia. With experience in sales support roles, Darius also supports large GIS-centric contracts in the Highways sector, utilising GIS in increasingly innovative ways to solve problems.

Ed Coveney
GIS Technical Support Analyst

Ed joined MGISS after completing his MSc in Geoinformatics from the University of Aalborg.
With previous work experience in the land surveying industry and geospatial data supply,
Ed has a well-rounded knowledge in geospatial technologies. Working with MGISS customers,
suppliers and partners in equal measure, Ed is a now an established GIS support analyst with a committed
approach to customer care and technical support.

Gareth Boyes
Senior GIS Consultant

Starting as a university cadet in the Royal Navy, Gareth pursued his passion for engineering, navigation and sailing working as a marine engineer and marine solicitor after graduation. Before joining MGISS, Gareth returned to university to study for an MSc in Geospatial Information Science, which led to researching Building Information Modelling and Geographic Information Systems (BIM/GIS) interoperability as part of a PhD.

Mike Cooper
Strategic Advisor

Mike has spent over 40 years in the surveying and Geospatial industries in both technical and commercial roles, across the UK and internationally. Mike is focused on developing MGISS as a leading geospatial services provider, creating collaborative and innovative partnerships to further grow the business in its core markets.

Stephen Clough
Non-Executive Director

Stephen qualified with PWC as a Chartered Accountant and he has extensive general, commercial and financial management experience built up in both the engineering and software/digital technology sectors. Stephen prides himself on his adaptability, positive team attitude and believes that building strong relationships is vital if aims, goals and ambitions are to be achieved.

Stuart Thompson
Non-Executive Director

Stuart is an internationally experienced director, coach and consultant who helps CEO’s and senior directors build value and create successful companies. He is described as a driven, commercially astute, motivational director and outstanding executive coach. He has wide-ranging experience in multiple sectors such as energy, digital, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Zoe Darracott
Business and Market Analyst

Zoe joined MGISS as a Market Research Intern to supplement her Psychology degree. This also led to a role as Wellbeing Lead for the business which has received recognition by the BIMA 100. Zoe now flourishes in her research skills to unearth and present industry news, stats, and language to help the MGISS team make informed decisions.

Wesley Boye-Doe
Customer Success Manager

Wesley has over 5 years of customer facing experience and is a skilled professional with a background spanning from Recruitment to SaaS. Wesley has combined his customer experience skills with sales expertise throughout his career and has a driven mentality that enables him to be a key team player. Possessing an adaptable and coachable mindset, he looks to strengthen the Customer Success function at MGISS by developing deeper long-term client relationships and essentially enhancing the customer experience for all.

Martin Shaw
Business Development & Relationship Manager

Martin is a passionate advocate for digital transformation and helping customers drive value from location data, to help solve some of their most urgent challenges. With more than 22 years’ experience in the Geospatial industry, Martin is proud to work for, and be considered as a trusted spatial advisor, by many long standing utility clients, believing that customers should always be our number one priority. As our industry demands become greater and more complex, a quarter of the way into the 21st century, Martin understands how innovation and new technology can help our clients to continue to meet their goals, for their customers, for the environment and for resilience & regulation. Martin is also a trained mentor and enjoys listening to interesting people from all walks of life, while telling tall tales, over small drinks, at an event near you.


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