Audrey Galbraith, who has been employed at Royal Wolf for over 21 years, has been promoted to the key role of Australia and New Zealand’s Executive General Manager of Operations. Audrey is now one of four women in Royal Wolf’s executive committee, a number that has increased over the past 10 years.
“When I first started working in the industry, there weren’t many women in senior management — but that’s shifted. While the shipping industry is still a man’s world, Royal Wolf has changed faster than the shipping industry. We’ve opened up the executive committee to more women, and it’s grown to four across Operations, Technology, Human Resources and Marketing. Women broaden the outlook and we bring a new perspective to the business,” says Audrey.
Beyond the executive committee, Royal Wolf has more women in general management roles than ever before. Many of Royal Wolf’s smaller satellites are run solely by women, who are responsible for both operations and account management.
In her new role, Audrey hopes to affect change in the business by strengthening processes, mentoring her team and delivering great solutions for customers.
“As Executive General Manager of Operations, my focusses will be to ensure my team continues to deliver on the sale’s team’s promises, make sure that everyone is operating in a safe manner, and keep the culture of Royal Wolf alive,” says Audrey.
Having worked in the business for over 21 years, Audrey has seen first hand just how experienced and dedicated the staff are at Royal Wolf.
“There’s a real collaboration between sales and operations. We’re all working towards a common goal, and we work closely together to make sure the customers get what they want. We have lots of experienced people in our team, who have done almost everything. It’s great to have their support and it makes Royal Wolf a cut above other businesses,” she says.