Ex-P&J editor appointed drone company director

Damian Bates
Damian Bates, editor in chief at Aberdeen Journals and editor of the Press and Journal, gave the keynote speech

The former editor of the Press and Journal has been appointed to the board of an offshore drone company.

Texo DSI (UKCS), the dedicated offshore division of Texo Drone Survey and Inspection, has taken on Damian Bates as non-executive director to help it grow its presence in the global energy sector.

The firm said Mr Bates, who is also chairman of Fifth Ring – a B2B marketing communications firm – will provide strategic support for the business as it enters a period of rapid growth.