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Executive Team

Colette Munro

Zone President, Pacific
Highly regarded for her experience and expertise in digitalisation for the energy, mining and infrastructure, Schneider Electric’s Pacific Zone President Colette Munro is responsible for its next era of success in the region’s key markets.  Supporting businesses, teams, and individuals to embrace different ways of working, Colette is passionate about the impact of digital technologies, particularly for environmental and social outcomes.  As a member of Schneider’s International Operations Management Committee, she is focused on delivering profitable growth, increasing market share, accelerating digital and field services, and strengthening the company’s position in the new energy landscape.  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. Previously, Colette held various leadership roles in innovation and digital transformation at Citect and as a former 13-year Schneider Electric veteran. Most recently, she was Global Chief Digital Officer at the leading infrastructure consulting firm, AECOM.

Claire Machin

Chief Financial Officer, Pacific Zone
Claire Machin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for driving financial transformation in the Pacific. Since joining the Pacific finance team in 2020, Claire was the Transactional Businesses Finance Director and, more recently, Projects & Services Business & Finance Director before her appointment as CFO in August 2022. Starting her career at Schneider Electric in UK&I in 2004, Claire has worked across multiple business and finance functions.

Josette Addinall

Vice President, Global Marketing, Pacific Zone
Josette Addinall is the Vice President Global Marketing for Pacific Zone, joining Schneider Electric in August 2021. Josette is responsible for the marketing, communications, e-commerce, commercial excellence, and digital customer relationships teams across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to her current role, Josette was the Marketing Director at Telstra, driving digital marketing transformation while managing to achieve a significant growth in sales pipeline. Before her eight years’ service at Telstra, Josette was the Business Director at DDB Australia, leading globally-recognised, multi-award-winning advertising campaigns. With 16 years’ industry experience, Josette is a data-driven marketing leader who creates and executes strategic vision that delivers significant and tangible business outcomes and is passionate about digital innovation.

Justine Cooper

Vice President, Human Resources, Pacific Zone
Vice President Human Resources, Pacific, Justine Cooper’s commercial and international experience complements her reputation as an expert facilitator, articulate communicator, trusted and reflective business partner, and highly skilled people leader. More than twenty-five years’ experience in global blue-chips has sharpened her capability in developing HR strategies and building the business acumen to drive organisational and cultural change. As custodian of her current role at Schneider Electric for six months prior to her permanent appointment, Justine, with the support of the Pacific HR community, earned the respect of Schneider Electric’s leaders and employees across the Pacific Zone during this time. Before joining Schneider Electric as the HR Business Leader for the Transactional Business Squad in late 2022, Justine was Head of Brook Graham in APAC, a global diversity and inclusion consulting firm. She is an experienced HR leader and has also held senior HR leadership roles at Westpac and Barclays. Throughout her career, Justine has studied, lived, and worked across UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific leading teams of HR business partners to develop and deliver their people strategies. Justine holds a Masters in HR Leadership and is a Fellow of the Australian HR Institute.

Tina Hu

Vice President, Supply Chain and Customer Experience, Pacific Zone
Tina Hu is the Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Experience for Pacific Zone, joining Schneider Electric in September 2022. Tina has been a senior executive leader in supply chain for over 18 years, where she led manufacturing, safety, E2E planning, customer supply chain, transformation, logistic, and warehouse operations. She is a performance-driven and a people-centric leader who is passionate about supply chain transformation and people development. Tina has a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from RMIT University in Melbourne and a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification from APCIS.

Ray Dunn

Country President, New Zealand
Ray Dunn is the Country President, New Zealand, and is responsible for developing and delivering the commercial strategy and operational excellence nationwide. Ray has been with Schneider for over 30 years, starting his career as a sales representative for PDL in Christchurch and became part of the Schneider Family at the time of the acquisition in 2001. Ray has continued his career path with Schneider, taking on sales leadership roles and eventually becoming GM for the Home & Distribution entity before taking on the role of New Zealand Country President in 2011. As a member of the Pacific Zone Leadership Team, Ray develops the growth strategy of the business, in line with people priorities. He has led (and continues to lead) the team through significant changes such as business re-structures, making sure efficiency gains do not impact customer satisfaction or the employee experience, while also growing (year-on-year) margin and top line sales. Ray has more than 20 years’ proven leadership experience. He is committed to creating environments with diverse teams that allow people to be their best version of themselves – honing their strengths to collaboratively achieve exceptional results. Ray is truly passionate about people and firmly believes you’re only as good as your people – excellent individuals, in the right roles, create outstanding, high performing teams.

Chris Kerr

Clipsal CEO
Chris Kerr is the CEO of Clipsal. Chris has more than 28 years of international business experience in consumer electronics, domestic appliances, and B2B electrical business sectors. Chris believes that connected technologies are revolutionising how we use energy and influencing the way enjoy our homes and buildings. His focus is putting the consumer at the heart of this revolution and exploring the many ways electricians can help make it a reality for their customers. Chris is also passionate about fitness and wellness, and represented New Zealand at the 2009 and the 2011 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.

Carlos Urbano

Vice President, Industry, Pacific Zone
Carlos Urbano is the Vice President Industry, Pacific Zone and is responsible for the continuing growth of the Industrial Automation and Process Automation businesses. Joining the leadership team in January 2023, Carlos was previously based in Brazil as the Industry Business Director. Carlos brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience plus a track record of delivering strong business results. Carlos has held multiple roles in Schneider Electric over the past 15 years, starting his career as an application engineer in technical support for Drives, Soft-Starters and Motion Sensors. He subsequently spent time in engineering, marketing, and sales leadership roles. In his free time, Carlos enjoys riding his motorcycle, wakeboarding, and spending time with his family.

Farokh Ghadially

Vice President Digital Power, Pacific Zone
Farokh is the Vice President Digital Power for the Pacific Zone. He is passionate about the progress of the electrical and automation industry and the role it plays in enriching and reshaping the future of the built environment. He is a strong advocate of ‘digitizing and connecting power’ to enhance safety, availability and efficiency for businesses and individuals. Farokh firmly believes that digitalisation and electrification will enable a ‘smarter’ and ‘greener’ future and Schneider Electric has a strong part to play in it. Farokh is customer-centric, loves coaching, building and leading diverse teams, and immerses himself in new technology. He is a committed, empathetic and strategic leader, experienced in driving sustainable business growth by challenging the status-quo, deploying new business models and building strong partnerships. Farokh has over 20 years’ experience in the electrical and automation Industry working across commercial buildings, data centres and industrial infrastructure. He started his career as an electrical engineer in Mumbai, India, and has since worked in the US, Canada and now calls Australia home. He has held various positions across design and development, marketing, sales, and general management. He is happily married with 2 kids, loves travel, sport and making a difference to society. 
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