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

James Harrison

James Harrison

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

As CEO, James leads the overall strategic growth and positioning of Sky-Futures. He has originated and driven sales and partnerships in 5 continents and has a detailed understanding of new market entry. James has a strong understanding of international markets and corporate strategy with a focus on technology-led innovation to create long-term value and defensibility.

Chris Blackford

Chris Blackford

CO-FOUNDER & COO

As COO, Chris drives the strategic development of Sky-Futures’ operational and technology frameworks and the development of new partnerships with leading companies across a range of markets. Chris combines extensive drone experience with a strong understanding of the technical and operational complexities and, indeed, the capacity of drones to provide cutting-edge solutions across industries.

Nick Rogers

Nick Rogers

CO-FOUNDER & CRTO

Nick oversees the Training and Regulatory framework including the UK CAA National Qualified Entity (NQE) Status, ensuring that the Remote Pilot training is robust and fit for purpose. As a qualified civilian airline Captain who continues to fly Airbus A320 passenger jets, Nick’s aviation experience and understanding of the manned aviation environment has been instrumental in establishing a culture of safety and outstanding operational procedures that help enhance Sky-Futures position as a leading drone technology company

Adrian Karl

Adrian Karl

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Adrian leads the delivery of a continually developing technology roadmap that aims to maximise the value and impact of the data captured by drones. Adrian has been involved in both the design and delivery of a wide range of high tech and business applications that have technology at the core. He applies this experience and expertise to ensure Sky-Futures stay at the leading edge of drone technology with our software and sensor solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the mobile telecommunications and Internet industry.

Nick Beattie

Nick Beattie

OPERATION MANAGER

Nick manages Sky-Futures global operations and the in-house drone inspection teams; collectively holding 10,000+ hours of flying experience. He ensures operational systems and procedures are robust in response to challenging environments and is responsible for making safety Sky-Futures continued and most paramount objective.

Frankie Suarez

Frankie Suarez

TRAINING & OPERATIONAL STANDARDS MANAGER

Frankie joined Sky-Futures with a wealth of drone-based experience in the UK and abroad. His focus is on developing the most robust drone training programs and operational procedures for Sky-Futures. Heading up the Sky-Futures Training Academy, Frankie has been particularly instrumental in leading the training of several Emergency Service agencies from the UK, USA and the rest of the world. He ensures that the Sky-Futures Training Academy leads the way in providing the most challenging and rewarding drone programs and assessment.

Wijnand Moonen

Wijnand Moonen

VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SOUTH EAST ASIA

Wijnand leads the development of Sky-Futures’ business in Southeast Asia. His experience of more than thirty years in Aviation, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries covers both operations (Maintenance, Inspections, Asset Management, Flight Operations and Global Standards) and business management and ranges from Europe and the Middle East to Southeast Asia and North America 

David Clitherow

David Clitherow

VP GLOBAL SALES

David is driving revenue growth at Sky-Futures by working with Sky-Futures’ clients globally to maximise performance improvement through deploying our industrial inspection digitisation technologies. David combines over 15 years of global sales leadership experience across the energy value chain in both technology and consulting with significant knowledge of enterprise cloud applications, IoT and asset integrity/risk management

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