John Turner named as VP, Gov't Relations, Seaspan Shipyards
Seaspan Shipyards has announced that John Turner will join the company as Vice President, Government Relations on August 19, 2019. Mr. Turner will be based out of Seaspan’s Ottawa office that was recently opened in May of this year and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Seaspan Shipyards relationships with the federal and B.C. provincial governments.
Mr. Turner’s appointment follows changes to Seaspan’s senior leadership over the past 12 months, including appointments of Mark Lamarre as Chief Executive Officer, Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer, John McCarthy as Chief Program Officer and Tony Winter as Vice President, Project Delivery.
Mr. Turner joins Seaspan from Newfoundland and Labrador based PAL Aerospace where he has worked since April 2017, first in the role as Vice President Operations and more recently as Senior Vice President Business Development. Prior to that, Mr. Turner served as Associate Deputy Minister (February 2015 to March 2017) and Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (December 2012 to February 2015) at the Department of National Defence. Mr. Turner holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Engineering Management from the Royal Military College of Canada.