David McGinley, the Managing Director of the A&P Group, has been appointed by its holding company board Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services Limited (APMS) to the position of Managing Director.

Whilst David continues with his day to day responsibilities for A&P Group, his new role introduces other APMS subsidiaries including Atlantic and Peninsula Australia PTY, Marine Designs Ltd and Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company Ltd.

Atlantic and Peninsula Australia PTY, provides In-service Sustainment and Support (ISSC) services directly to the Australian Department of Defence for HMAS Choules (ex RFA Largs Bay) as well as ship repair services to a wide range of customers across the marine, commercial, industrial, defence and offshore industries.

Marine Designs Limited based at Ponsharden, Falmouth provide engineering support, design, and the manufacture of bespoke pontoons and offshore structures to a broad range of customers and sectors including, offshore wind, oil & gas.

Many people do not realise that Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company (FDEC) is a statutory harbour authority in its own right with powers under the 1959 Falmouth Docks Act. FDEC provides all port related services and infrastructure in the Port of Falmouth to bulk industries, cruise and ferry owners and operators, and the offshore energy sectors including wind, wave and tidal

John Syvret, Executive Chairman of Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services Ltd, and Chief Executive Officer of A&P Group said: “Since David joined the business at the start of 2017, he has set about delivering a real step change in ambition, performance and culture across A&P Group. He has invested heavily in Health and Safety Environment and Quality, improved financial performance, established a dedicated defence division, forged the group’s first commercial partnership agreement and made several senior level appointments to augment the team.

“It is this performance coupled with his commercial insights and sector expertise that will be instrumental in helping Atlantic and Peninsula Australia, FDEC and Marine Designs achieve their growth plans in the future. This marks the start of a new and exciting phase in the development of all four companies and we all wish him every success.”

David McGinley said: “Over the last 18 months I have been hugely impressed by the engineering strength of the company, the commitment and expertise of the people within it and its potential for growth. In particular, I look forward to helping the Australian business develop its capabilities further and exporting our collective marine engineering and fabrication expertise across the global market place.”

Prior to joining A&P Group, David spent 13 years working at Babcock in senior level roles that spanned strategic development, business development and commercial port operations. David’s career also includes more than 20 years’ service in the Royal Navy, which included tours of the Falkland Islands and the Gulf, as well as four years at Turner Diesel Ltd developing power generation contracts in Columbia, Malaysia and Africa and overseeing a new build 26 MW power plant in New Delhi. More latterly, both in his roles with Semple Cochrane and Babcock, David amassed a wealth of experience in UK based marine services, managing ship repair and dry dock facilities and associated businesses.

David is a past President of the UK Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers Association and is currently Chair of the Association of British Offshore Industries.