Meet the Horizonscan team

Based in Kent, Horizonscan has a large and growing core team. Our consultants have wide-ranging experience and skills, but specialise in either Resilience, Response or Crisis Management.

Meet Our Associates

Mick Phelan

Specialist Consultant in Event Delivery

Mick Phelan | Specialist Consultant in Event Delivery Bio

As Horizonscan’s Specialist Consultant in Crisis Management, Mick has a background in the management of big events and high-risk projects. This includes three decades in the police – with eleven years in the firearms unit – and a further eight years working on national security projects. Mick has particular experience of security planning for events which involve large crowds, high profile guests and multiple moving parts. These range from safety assurance delivery at Wembley, the O2 arena and the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, through to counter-terrorism preparations during Papal and political visits, and risk management around the Julian Assange case.

Mick enjoys travelling, sport, and spending time with his wife and two daughters

Chris Moss

Specialist Consultant in Enterprise Risk

Chris Moss | Specialist Consultant in Enterprise Risk Bio

As President of Compass Risk Services, a partner organisation of Horizonscan’s, Chris’s specialism is in enterprise risk. With a professional background in commercial property, casualty and management liability insurance, he has significant experience of managing day‐to‐day commercial risk and of addressing exposure concerns. He has worked for high-profile clients including the Panama Canal, the Palm Jumierah and the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, and has advised on insurance issues for technical and enterprise risks in developing nations.

Chris is a licensed risk manager, and holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Claims (AIC) qualifications.

Nick Howe

Specialist Consultant in Financial Risk

Nick Howe | Specialist Consultant in Financial Risk Bio

Nick is a specialist in financial risk. He has over 28 years insurance industry experience, including 12 years at Lloyds of London, the world’s leading insurance market. He has also advised lenders for financed projects in the developing world, and spent 16 years working in the US, where he covered a range of commercial markets. This included managing C-suite relationships with carriers and captives around the world, and working for the Charles Taylor Risk Consulting Team in Dallas.

He now lives back in London, and is a consultant with Compass Risk Services.

Chris Clarke

Specialist Consultant in Strategic Communications

Chris Clarke | Specialist Consultant in Strategic Communications Bio

Chris Clarke is a strategic comms adviser, who has consulted across the local government and third sectors and on political campaigns. He has worked as a political press officer and presented community cohesion at the UK Social Marketing Conference. He wrote the Local Government Association’s toolkit on engagement and trust, New Conversations. He specialises in using segmentation for community engagement, and in deploying targeted communications to address social issues and improve cohesion.