New heads of Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association announced

Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by The Manufacturer

The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association (SSA) has announced the president and vice president for of its annual general assembly.

David McGinley, of Babcock has been appointed as President and Lynn Tomkins, of Semta as Vice President for the event taking place at the House of Lords on October 27.

Business development director, David McGinley, said: “I look forward to further strengthening and developing the association and in making SSA the leading marine association. In particular, I look forward to representing the UK Marine Industry, members of SSA and the wider maritime industry who play a key part in delivering growth and ensuring that the UK marine industry plays a major role internationally.”

David began his career in 1971 when he joined the Royal Navy. In June 1995 he joined Turner Diesel Ltd as the general manager of power stations operations and maintenance before moving on to Semple Cochrane in 1999 as divisional director of marine services.

In 2003 David joined BNS, now Babcock at Faslane as director; he took up his current role as Business Development Director in October 2004.

Lynn Tomkins added: “I am delighted to be the new Vice-President for the SSA and the first woman to take this position. I am very much looking forward to supporting the newly announced President David McGinley, Business Development Director of Babcock to represent the shipbuilding, ship repair industry to grow through a skilled workforce.

Lynn has worked in the marine sector and SSA for over 10 years and led the development of the sector skills agreement establishing the UK Marine Sector Strategy Group which heads the knowledge and skills work stream of the UK Marine Industry Leadership Council (MILC).

During her work she has developed a successful Employer Engagement Strategy to ensure engagement with the sector. It comprises of 74,500 employers and 2 million employees and negotiated the first Sector Compact, signed by the Secretary of State.