David McGinley

A&P Group MD David McGinley has been promoted onto the board of parent company Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services Limited (APMS) as managing director.

While McGinley will retain his day-to-day responsibilities at ship repair business A&P, which has a facility in Falmouth, 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, while Penryn-based Marine Designs Limited provides 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.

Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company is a statutory harbour authority, and 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.

He 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, McGinley spent 13 years working at Babcock in senior level roles that spanned strategic development, business development and commercial port operations. His 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 recently, both in his roles with Semple Cochrane and Babcock, McGinley amassed a wealth of experience in UK based marine services, managing ship repair and dry dock facilities and associated businesses.