New chief for British Marine

Lesley Robinson
Lesley Robinson, new CEO, British Marine

British Marine has a new chief executive who takes up her position on Monday, July 16.

Lesley Robinson is the newly appointed chief executive officer and joins BMF as a high calibre, proven, chief executive with both UK and international experience in numerous public, non-marine as well as leisure marine sectors. She is a qualified accountant, with financial, commercial and general management roles to her credit.

Her early career has included executive positions of managing director, COO and finance director of numerous companies as well as various non-exec director roles, with an extensive range of business and commercial acumen.

Greg Munford, acting president at British Marine, said: “I am delighted that British Marine has managed to attract a proven senior executive to the post of CEO. I am looking forward to working with Lesley and the Non-Executive Board during the next 12 months as President.”

David Pougher, Interim Managing Director at British Marine, added: “Lesley has the varied and extensive skill set that is needed to lead and guide British Marine forward through its continued navigation of change. I am extremely pleased that we were able to act swiftly in identifying what is required and to appoint someone who can clearly illustrate their capabilities through previous, successful roles. I am also confident that she has what is required and will deliver the drive, commitment and passion to take British Marine further in offering unique and fulfilling solutions, support and satisfaction for our members, staff and partners.”

Lesley, upon her appointment, stated: “I am excited to be taking on this new role and look forward to working for and with British Marine members to help secure a healthy future for our marine industry.”