James Clarke joins Seaspan Shipyards as CFO

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards has appointed James Clarke as chief financial officer (CFO). With more than 15 years of senior finance experience in engineering and industrial environments, Clarke brings his strong background in strategic finance to Seaspan’s growing shipbuilding and ship repair operations.

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, 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.

Clarke holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

By Professional Mariner Staff