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
Director

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
Technical 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.

Rachel Pattison
Head of Marketing

With over 20 years of experience in global executive-level strategic marketing, Rachel is now an expert in cross-functional team leadership and enhancing growth within the Technology sector. Rachel is at the helm of our marketing department, building market demand with a variety of skills ranging across partner marketing, business strategy, and demand generation alongside a solid commercial skill set.

Darius Mirdamadi
Senior GIS 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.

Nathan Ward
Geospatial Sales Manager

Nathan is our Geospatial Sales Manager based in London. A qualified RICS Chartered Surveyor, Nathan has spent 25 years in the Geospatial industry, supporting hundreds of clients and spatial applications over the years.

Ben Smith
GIS Analyst

Joining MGISS almost immediately after his BSc in Geography, Ben quickly established himself as the go-to technical expert in hardware and integration. Working with MGISS customers, suppliers and partners in equal measure, Ben is a growing technical consultant with a committed approach to GIS and Geospatial technologies.

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.

Luke O’Callaghan
Digital Marketing Assistant

Luke is a Digital Marketing Graduate Apprentice and is making his mark on all outgoing digital and web content. Luke can turn an idea into a polished digital end product in minutes, optimising for SEO and building on analytics as he does it.

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
Market Research Intern

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.

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