Martin joins DHF board

Martin Keelagher, director of Security Access Systems and chair of the Door and Hardware Federation’s Automated Gate Group

The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced its newest board member: Martin Keelagher, director of Security Access Systems and chair of the DHF’s Automated Gate Group. Having worked in the industry since 1997, Martin is a fierce advocate for safety. This passion, and his support for DHF’s clarion call that ‘safe gates save lives’, has enabled him to make a success of his position as chair of the Automated Gate Group, a role he has held since 2019.

“Martin is a highly skilled and seasoned professional whose objectives are perfectly aligned with our own,” said Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, the DHF’s head of commercial operations. “Martin possesses a raft of strengths, knowledge and experience that he brings to the board, and we are delighted that he has made this commitment.

“Furthermore, his appointment also comes at a time when DHF is celebrating ten years of support for the automated gate sector. Martin’s continuing dedication to DHF and to making the industry safer is widely known, and we are thrilled to have him on board, particularly as this is a voluntary role.”

Martin added: “I am very honoured to have been voted to join the DHF board and look forward to working with them to ensure that progress in achieving greater standards of safety, continues to be made. DHF has created an enviable training programme that not only offers accredited training that educates the gate sector, but that of the industrial and garage door sector, and with its collaboration with BRE, fire door sector. It is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected trade associations, and its tireless efforts in promoting industry standards are renowned. I look forward to contributing to their future endeavours.”