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Ann Pickard: the little-known executive leading Shell’s gamble on Arctic oil

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Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 18.06.06Pickard is known as one of the oil industry’s toughest political operators with a history of doing whatever it takes to further Shell’s interests – and the Arctic is ‘just too big a prize’ to leave

Karl Mathiesen and Harry Davies

Tuesday 11 August 2015 14.39 BST

Shell’s executive vice president for the Arctic laid out the company’s creed of safety and assurance against the activists’ slogans. “This is not rocket science; we can do this,” she told the Financial Times. In the Seattle Times: “We’re not going to make the mistakes of the past.”

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