Seaspan Shipyards appoints new CEO

Canada’s Seaspan Shipyards has named Mark Lamarre as its new CEO, replacing Brian Carter who has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

Lamarre has over 30 years experience and most recently served as CEO of Australian Shipbuilding Company,. His appointment follows several recent additions to the senior leadership team of the yard.

Kyle Washington, chairman of Seaspan, commented: “We are thrilled to have somebody of Mark’s experience and calibre lead Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard to deliver on our long-term commitments to the Government of Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, and to continue the excellent service of Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyard to the Government of Canada as well as to a variety of foreign and commercial customers.

“I am confident that with Mark at the helm – coupled with other recent appointments at the COO and CFO roles – we have a seasoned team in place to strengthen delivery of our commitments to both government and commercial sector clients and build on the company’s successes moving forward.”

Seaspan Shipyards has operations in North Vancouver and Victoria, catering to both shipbuilding and ship repair.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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