North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Clarke as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With more than 15 years of senior finance experience in engineering and industrial environments Mr. Clarke brings his strong background in strategic finance to Seaspan’s growing shipbuilding and ship repair operations.
Mr. Clarke joins Seaspan from the Houston, Texas, office of SNC Lavalin where he was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance for the Oil and Gas Division with operations in the Americas, Middle East, and Australia. He focused on project, business and commercial issues, oversaw financial governance and restructured operating divisions to achieve business and financial goals.
A key member of the executive team and based at Vancouver Shipyards, Mr. Clarke will provide financial leadership across Seaspan Shipyards to bring a project focus to finance across financial planning, capital management, budgeting and financial reporting, risk management and customer contracts. He will drive strategic business and financial planning to achieve Seaspan Shipyards’ short- and long-term objectives.
Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
“We are very pleased that James has joined our group. With operations across three shipyards on Canada’s West Coast, Seaspan is playing a pivotal role in rebuilding the shipbuilding industry here. James’ impressive experience in financial management within large complex projects will be an asset to us as we continue delivering on our commitments to government and commercial sector customers.”
– Mark Lamarre, Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan Shipyards
“I am very excited to take on this role in a strategic industry with an organization like Seaspan Shipyards that has a strong legacy behind it and an even stronger future. Seaspan has a fascinating series of projects ahead and is rebuilding the shipbuilding industry on Canada’s West Coast. Seaspan is powered by over 2,000 extraordinary people and I am pleased to be joining them.”
– James Clarke
ABOUT SEASPAN SHIPYARDS
Seaspan Shipyards is a leader in Canada’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry. With modern facilities and a dedicated workforce of 2,300 in North Vancouver and Victoria, the company has proven itself to be a reliable partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector.
Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s chosen non-combat shipbuilder under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). In this capacity, the company is building state-of-the-art ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Through its NSS-related work, Seaspan Shipyards is creating jobs, generating economic benefits and rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries.
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