Meet Stacey Trodal

Stacey began her career working for Sky News Australia.  In 2002 she made the leap to Norway where she studied a MSc in Media Studies at University of Oslo.  Today she works as a digital communication advisor for the Group (and she loves every second of it).

What do you enjoy the most about your job? I get to shape and create tomorrow's future. In my role as digital communication advisor, I'm constantly looking for new ways to utilise new technology and our digital platforms. The maritime industry has the reputation as being a dinosaur within technological innovation. I feel I'm part of the team changing that. A  great international team of people who want to be at the forefront of shipping just as much as I do. 

What are your greatest challenges? As an advisor, I have to be on top of the latest trends and be able to guide others with the right advice. As anyone knows who works with digital, this can be a struggle as there are new platforms and trends arising at a phenomenal rate. I spend a lot of my free time reading and researching the latest developments and communication trends. 

How did you end up in this position? I was previously working for a large international IT company based in Oslo. I felt I had reached a point in my career where I wanted a greater challenge. To be part of something bigger with the possibility to influence and set direction for an industry. I felt Wilhelmsen could give me that opportunity, so I applied to work here!

What are some central skills that are necessary for your position? You need to be agile with strong communication skills with a keen interest in following what is happening within digital technology. As a person, I am very analytical and have a "never say die" attitude. Something you need when juggling various projects and developing plans and strategies. 

When you are not working what do you enjoy doing? When I do have time, I love the outdoors and travel. It's my way of getting away from the computer and switching off. Luckily Norway has that type of outdoor culture, something Australia also shares. I've traded out beaches for fjords and mountains.