Lesley Keets is the Chief Operating Officer at Actisense, the electronics engineering and manufacturing firm based in Poole, Dorset.
Lesley joined the company 15 years ago as a Sales & Marketing Manager, and was promoted through roles in operational management to Chief Operating Officer in 2015.
She was invited to sit on the company’s board in 2020, having had a hand in every aspect of the business, with a focus on running the operation smoothly. She has guided the company to become an award-winning manufac
turer with a strong brand and reputation.
Overseeing everything from product production, HR, Finance, Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Lesley leads a team of over 30 skilled people and together they create innovative products that solve some of the most technical connectivity challenges in the marine electronics sector whilst also pushing into new vertical markets, including agri-tech.
Together with their Board of Directors, Lesley guided the Actisense team through tackling the intricate challenges that the pandemic presented. From setting up remote working infrastructure, to maintaining high productivity output, all the while achieving the company’s best ever financials during a global emergency – no mean feat when over 90% of company income is from export!
Lesley has served on numerous industry committees, including British Marine, and currently also serves as a Non-Exec Director of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce.