Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd. Appoints Four Directors

A Newcastle chartered accountant, N.L.

Dalby, has been appointed chairman of directors of Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322.

Three of the shipbuilding firm's departmental managers have been appointed directors also.

They are the commercial manager, T. Coles; shipyard manager, P. Higgins, and contracts manager, D. Moir.

The appointments increase the number of directors to six. Other directors are the general manager, D. Laverick, and assistant general manager, J. Laverick.

Carrington Slipways' founder-chairman J.F. Laverick, who was the third member of the original board, died in April.

D. Laverick said the appointment of new directors was aimed at widening the expertise of the board.

The firm would remain a family company.

There were no plans to make it a public company.

Mr. Dalby is the senior partner of N.L.

Dalby & Co., a Newcastle firm of chartered accountants. He is consultant to Touche Ross and Co., an international firm of accountants, and a director of several Newcastle companies.

He has been auditor and financial adviser to Carrington Slipways for more than 20 years, and an accountant in Newcastle for more than 40 years.

Mr. Coles was appointed accountant to Carrington Slipways in 1972. Before that, he was employed by N.L. Dalby and Co. where his main account was that of Carrington Slipways.

He was appointed commercial manager in 1975, and is responsible for the company's financial operations, including evaluation of prospective capital expenditur Mr. Higgins has been with Carrington Slipways for 14 years, starting as a boilermaker at the former Carrington yard. He became shipyard manager in 1974, and controls all production activities.

Mr. Moir joined Carrington Slipways in 1969, with responsibility for estimating and planning. Six years ago, he became contracts manager and supervises all tendering, contract negotiations and contract details through to a ship's delivery.

He started in the shipbuilding industry as an apprentice shipwright in a naval shipyard at Rosyth in Scotland, coming to Australia in 1966. Before joining Carrington Slipways, he was assistant manager of Bundeng Shipyard at Bundaberg.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Aug 1978

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