Paul Thomas

Senior Vice President & General Manager – Vancouver Shipyards

Paul joined Vancouver Shipyards as Director – Ship Construction in April 2014, and was appointed Vice President – Engineering in August 2015. In March 2017, Paul was promoted to Senior Vice President & General Manager of Vancouver Shipyards (VSY).

Prior to joining the company, Paul spent the majority of his career at BAE Systems in Melbourne, Australia, where he held various executive management roles. He has over 20 years experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries, and has worked on a number of shipbuilding programs including the ANZAC Frigate, Air Warfare Destroyer and Landing Helicopter Dock Programs for the Australian Navy, as well as Project Protector for the Royal New Zealand Navy. Paul graduated with Honours from Monash University in Australia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering. He later went on to complete an Advance Diploma in Project Management.

As Senior Vice President & General Manager, Paul will continue to be an integral member of and contributor to Seaspan’s Senior Leadership Team. He also has overall accountability for VSY operations, engineering, project planning, performance, execution, profitability and client satisfaction, while exercising full authority to manage and administer all facets of the VSY business.