Seaspan announced that Ian Brennan has joined Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) as Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Contracts. Brennan job will be to provide the strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics, procurement, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction at VSY.
Brennan has more than 27 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries, and has worked on a number of major military procurement programs with Aircraft Carrier Alliance, BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions Inc. as well as Saint John Shipbuilding Limited. Prior to this, he practiced law for five years in Toronto, Ontario.
He joins the company from General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada where he served as Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In that role, he was responsible for export/import, anti-bribery and trade restrictions compliance, intellectual property and licensing matters, design and management of procurement terms and conditions of purchase and sale, and all commercial and legal matters.
Prior to that, he was Commercial and Procurement Director for Project Management International Limited in the United Kingdom, as well as worked on a number of major projects, including the UK Aircraft Carrier, T45 Destroyer, Brunei Offshore Patrol Vessels, the Hibernia Oil Platform and Canadian Patrol Frigates.
A graduate of the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, Ian also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Geography and Economics from York University.