By John Donovan
This was all the information published by Shell on its official website yesterday concerning the departure of Linda Cook.
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today that Mrs Linda Cook will resign as Executive Director of the Company on 1st June 2009. She has served the Company for 29 years of which the last 5 years as Executive Director of Gas & Power, Shell Trading, Global Solutions and Technology.
Compare that with the wealth of information and comment published here the same day in the form of articles and Shell Blog postings. We are especially grateful for all the Shell insider contributions which make this site far and away the best online source of honest information and debate about Royal Dutch Shell i.e. free of Shell spin and influence.
We apologise if you found it difficult at times yesterday to visit. The site was overwhelmed by traffic as a result of us being the first to break the news about the departure of Linda Cook and the confidential revolutionary plans Peter Voser is announcing in Berlin.