Seaspan Shipyards Appoints David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Oct 7, 2019

Seaspan Shipyards, Canada’s non-combat shipbuilding partner for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. 

David brings to Seaspan over 25 years of experience in complex system engineering and a track record of growth-oriented industrial development, building long-lasting customer relationships and establishing strategic partnerships. 

Leveraging Seapan’s world class modern infrastructure, capability, and capacity, David will be responsible for growing Seaspan’s domestic and global business for ship building, repair and overhaul in Vancouver and Victoria. David will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to formulate and implement integrated business strategies that will provide highly operational solutions to our customers and long-term, high quality jobs for Canada. 

Most recently David was Vice President Strategy at MDA, a Canadian system engineering company that provides systems to the global aerospace and defence industry. David has a Master of Applied Science from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. 


“I’m very pleased to welcome David on board at Seaspan Shipyards. As a seasoned strategy executive, he brings a wealth of experience navigating complex markets, engaging with commercial and government stakeholders and driving business growth. David’s leadership will be instrumental in developing and executing on strategies that define and develop our company’s future, and we look forward to his contribution to the business.” 

– Mark Lamarre, Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan Shipyards 

“This is a very exciting time to be joining Seaspan Shipyards as it takes a leadership position in rebuilding and expanding the shipbuilding and marine industry in Canada. With its existing capability in Vancouver and Victoria coupled with the capability being built under NSS, the company has tremendous untapped potential and I look forward to working as part of a great team to further grow this iconic Canadian company.” 

– David Hargreaves

About Seaspan Shipyard

Seaspan Shipyards is a leader in Canada’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry. With modern facilities and a dedicated workforce of 2,300 in North Vancouver and Victoria, the company has proven itself to be a trusted partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector. 

Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s chosen non-combat shipbuilder under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). In this capacity, the company is building state-of-the-art ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Through its NSS-related work, Seaspan Shipyards is creating jobs, generating economic benefits and rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries.