John McCarthy

Chief Transformation Officer – Seaspan Shipyards

John joined Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) in July, 2018. To this role, he brings more than 30 years’ extensive experience in surface combatant and offshore vessel construction for American and international shipyards.

As Seaspan’s CTO, John is a key part of Seaspan’s senior leadership and reports directly to the CEO. The CTO works to drive positive change and higher levels of performance across the organization. The role is crucial in elevating Seaspan to the level of a world-class shipbuilder as it delivers on its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Immediately prior to joining Seaspan, John was president of an independent ship construction consultancy with experience working for US and international clients in Canada, Australia and Taiwan. Before that, he spent nearly three decades at General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works Corporation, ending his service there as Vice President, Planning and Information Technology.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government, cum laude, from Bowdoin College. In addition, he has completed Bath Iron Works Management Development Program.