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Schneider Electric announces Colette Munro as new Pacific Zone President

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Colette Munro, Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that effective this month Colette Munro is its new Pacific Zone President, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.


Highly regarded for her experience and expertise in digitalisation for the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors and a former 13-year Schneider Electric veteran, Colette will drive local operations and ensure a new era of success in the region’s key markets. 


As a member of Schneider’s International Operations Management Committee, she will focus on delivering profitable growth, increasing market share, accelerating digital and field services, and strengthening the company’s position in the new energy landscape. Under Colette’s leadership, Pacific Zone teams will build on Schneider’s reputation as the digital partner for efficiency and sustainability for customers and partners across the region.


Previously, Colette held various leadership roles in innovation and digital transformation at Citect and Schneider Electric. Most recently, she was Global Chief Digital Officer at the leading infrastructure consulting firm, AECOM.


“Colette is a strong leader with a proven record of partnering with companies to help them digitise their operations to improve efficiency and transform their business,” commented Manish Pant, Executive Vice President of International Operations. “I am delighted that Colette has returned to Schneider Electric in this role and excited to see the business thrive under her guidance. There has never been a more important time to help public and private enterprise shift their business operations and accommodate the energy transition. The moment for impact is now.”  


Colette expressed her enthusiasm, saying, “I’m thrilled to be leading this exceptional business. There is immense opportunity for Schneider Electric in Australia and New Zealand, and I am confident in the power of our collective potential to shape a future that surpasses our expectations and, importantly, those of our customers.”


A chartered engineer, Colette brings extensive international experience in electrical engineering, industrial control and infrastructure design. She is passionate about supporting businesses, teams, and individuals to enhance the transformative impact of digital technologies, particularly for positive environmental and social outcomes.

Key Facts:

  • Colette Munro returns to oversee operations in Australia and New Zealand and becomes member of International Operations leadership team.

  • Zone priorities are to deliver profitable growth, increase market share, accelerate digital and field services, and strengthen position in the new energy landscape. 

About us:


About Schneider Electric 


Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.


Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.


We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries.


We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. 

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