NEW Royal Wolf Australasia executive general manager Audrey Galbraith is set to make safety a high priority during her time at the helm.

Ms Galbraith has just taken on the key role after 21-years with Royal Wolf and her appointment is also seen as a significant moment for the advancement of women in the company.

She is now one of four women in Royal Wolf’s executive committee.

“When I first started working in the industry, there weren’t many women in senior management — but that’s shifted,” Ms Galbraith said.

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“While the shipping industry is still a man’s world, Royal Wolf has changed faster than the shipping industry. In 2016, we had an all-male executive committee and now we have four women in the committee, who work across HR, marketing, operations and technology,” she said.

“Women broaden the outlook and we bring a new perspective to the business.”

In her new role, Ms Galbraith is to focus on ensuring safety standards are upheld and that her team across Australia and New Zealand is operating in accordance with safety standards and codes of practice.

Additionally, she aims to affect change in the business by strengthening processes, mentor her team and deliver innovative solutions for customers. 

“As executive general manager of operations, I’ll be responsible for ensuring the right processes are in place, that my team is continuing to deliver quality solutions based on the sale’s team’s promises, and that my department is operating in a safe manner,” she said.

“Work health and safety is an important part of my role and is something I’m passionate about.”

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