World’s leading provider of drone-based inspection and data services to the industrial inspection market

Our Story

Since 2009, Sky-Futures has established itself as the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to the global industrial markets. This expertise, operational knowledge and experience have been employed to develop ground-breaking software, sensor and technology solutions for the drone-based industrial inspection market. Our leading technology is being used today by clients looking to harness the power of drone-driven data collection and analysis.

Sky-Futures enables Enterprise to perform safe and cost-effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Oil and Gas; Renewables; Utilities; Telecoms; Bridges; and Engineering.

Meet The Leadership Team

Frankie Suarez

Frankie Suarez

Business Manager

Frankie leads the Sky-Futures Operations team delivering our managed service across more than 31 countries. In addition to safety critical inspection and survey tasks, the team also deliver drone pilot training and drone test programmes at the Sky-Futures Training Academy.  Frankie started his career with Sky-Futures as a Remote Pilot in 2014 and brings significant experience and understanding of the daily operations cycle, having personally delivered operations across 6 continents.   Frankie has developed the standards that Sky-Futures operate under today and brings a wealth of military and commercial drone experience to the company. As Head of Operations, Frankie’s remit covers the managed service, regulations, training, our partner network and all health and safety associated with drone operations.
Nick Beattie

Nick Beattie

Head of Sales

Nick is responsible for the development and success of Sky-Futures global business development and sales pipeline.  As Head of Sales, Nick leads the company’s engagement with Sky-Futures client base to understand their specific needs and show how Sky-Futures can support them. In this role, Nick is able to harness his previous experience as Sky-Futures Operations Manager in which he delivered projects in 31 countries around the world. Nick uses his collective experience to not only understand the requirements of our clients  but also tailor Sky-Futures response accordingly in close coordination with the Sky-Futures Operations Team. Nick manages and fosters the relationships across Sky-Futures existing client base as well as owning responsibility for the expansion of new business relationships across all sectors in which Sky-Futures operate.
Omar Lyle

Omar Lyle

Head of Operations - USA

Omar leads the US Operations team delivering our managed service across various industries in the United States. Working closely with Sky-Futures UK personnel, he has helped develop and implement the same high standards of service, training, and R&D that Sky-Futures delivers around the globe. With a background in oil & gas as well as being an FAA certified Private Pilot, Omar was uniquely positioned to join the Sky-Futures team in 2015 and deliver services both on and offshore – including many industry firsts, such as the first drone inspection in the Gulf of Mexico under an FAA 333 Exemption. Omar continues to manage and update the procedures and standards for the US market as well as monitoring regulations, training, and the Sky-Futures Pilot Network.

Suzanne Donald

Suzanne Donald

Head of Sales Oil & Gas

Suzanne is the Head of Sales oil and gas for Sky-Futures. She is responsible for understanding and developing the oil and gas market, finding new opportunities, onboarding new customers and working with existing customers to manage our relationship. Working with our Head of Sales, Nick, she helps execute the sales strategy for the oil and gas market as well as supporting Nick with identifying new growth opportunities. Suzanne ensures we understand the client’s inspection and surveying requirements enabling us to provide the correct drone-based inspection technologies for each scenario.  Suzanne joins Sky-futures with over 10 years’ experience in oil and gas Business Development and Account Management with roles focused on both UK and international customers. 

Wijnand Moonen

Wijnand Moonen

Managing Director, Sky-Futures Malaysia

Wijnand leads the development of Sky-Futures business in Southeast Asia through the Sky-Futures Malaysia Franchise. He is a highly experienced senior executive who has worked in Aviation, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries. His experience of more than thirty years covers both operations (Maintenance, Inspections, Asset Management, Flight Operations) and business management. His network ranges from Europe and the Middle East to Southeast Asia and North America. Wijnand is regarded as a dealmaker, resilient with an acute ability for attaining results. A strategic thinker, who quickly understands how seemingly very different elements can be brought together into game-changing solutions and who understands what it takes to get there.

Riezal Sufian

Riezal Sufian

CEO, Sky-Futures Malaysia

Riezal represents the interests of the Essem Group, the holder of the Sky-Futures franchise in Malaysia, and together with Wijnand, helps to chart the development of the Sky-Futures brand in Malaysia and South-East Asia. With over 12 years in the corporate and finance industry in the UK and Malaysia, he brings with him a wealth of experience in managing and developing new investments and exploring new horizons. Backed by the Essem Group, which has over 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas and maritime sector and also active in the energy and utilities sector, Riezal helps to integrate the Group’s resources to spur the development of Sky Futures Malaysia as an extension of the global Sky-Futures brand whilst at the same time developing its local capabilities and relationships.

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