Kealie FranklinGeneral Secretary ARTSM
Kealie Franklin B.Sc (Hons) F.Inst.L&M , is the General Secretary to ARTSM representing manufacturers of traffic control equipment and signage, consultants and service providers and administrator and non-voting Board Member of TOPAS, the specifications body that took over from Type Approval in 2016.
Kealie has been an educator and a lawyer so is well placed to collaborate, negotiate and mediate in a fair, pragmatic and supportive way.
She fundamentally believes that sharing and imparting of knowledge and information is key to achieve joined up thinking and better developed and understood environments.
Describing herself as being on a constant learning journey – before joining the sector the word “engineer” was quite an enigma to her. Wiki says: “Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyse, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost”. "Tough call!" says Kealie, "I am in awe on my journey but if I can add anything by sharing information and providing the best possible problem-solving skills I have to a small part of the industry, then I am hopefully on the right path."