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Ferguson Marine announce appointments to its senior leadership team

Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) (FMPG) has announced the appointment of a technical director and chief financial officer to its senior leadership team.

Eddie Purves joins as technical director, with 30 years’ experience in commercial & naval shipbuilding in Scotland, initially with Kvaerner Govan before the yard was taken over by BAE. He spent the last year as managing director of A&P Tyne, who operate the largest commercial dry-dock on the East coast of England. His previous roles include working with Type 26 vessels for the UK Navy and shipyard upgrades with BAE.

He will have a key role within FMPG’s senior leadership team as it works to complete the two vessels under construction for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), restructures during 2023/24, positions for additional projects on behalf of BAE Systems & others and targets the small vessel replacement programme for CMAL.

Initially on a one-year contract, Carla Roberts joins as chief financial officer, having recently served as financial director within Water Retail. Along with a personal love of sailing, Carla joins FMPG with a strong background across a variety of businesses in various stages of turnaround and experience with local governments.

David Tydeman, CEO of Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow), said: “We have a busy year ahead, with the planned handover of GLEN SANNOX in late spring, and working to complete hull 802.

“These senior appointments bring new talent and a wealth of experience to FMPG and will enable us to expand on strategic planning to build a sustainable future for the shipyard.”

Jan 18 2023

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