Ferguson Marine adds pair to leadership team

Eddie Purves and Carla Roberts

Ferguson Marine, the Clyde shipyard, has appointed Eddie Purves as technical director and Carla Roberts as chief financial officer.

Mr Purves has 30 years’ experience in commercial and 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 Ferguson’s senior leadership team as it works to complete the two vessels under construction for Caledonian Maritime Assets, restructures during 2023/24, positions for additional projects on behalf of BAE Systems & others and targets the small vessel replacement programme for CMAL.

Ms Roberts joins initially on a one-year contract, having recently served as financial director within Water Retail. She has a background across a variety of businesses in various stages of turnaround and experience with local governments.

David Tydeman, CEO of Ferguson Marine, 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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