Karrie Trauth is candid about the biggest challenge she has faced during her first year in the top shipping job at Shell.

Trauth, the energy major’s senior vice president for shipping & maritime, said it has been about balancing her own expectations, along with others in the business and wider industry who were asking: what is going to be different now that Karrie is on the scene?

“I took a very conscious decision coming into the role to not make radical changes in the first year, to take a step back, to take stock of what we do, how we do it,” she told TradeWinds in her first ever media interview.