Ferguson Marine appoints strengthens its senior leadership team

Eddie Purves and Carla Roberts

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FERGUSON Marine (Port Glasgow) (FMPG) has announced the appointment of a technical director and chief financial officer, both key roles which will strengthen the shipyard’s strategic leadership and planning skills.

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.”


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