Tanja Gullestrup, the daughter of former Clipper Group chief Per Gullestrup, did not intend to go into shipping. But a training in psychology has taken her into a role in which she brings 21st-century insight into how to improve and diversify staff recruitment and performance in the maritime industry.

A degree in psychology at City, University of London quickly led her to the decision: “I was definitely not going to become a clinical psychologist or an educational or health psychologist, for that matter.