Pip Russell was born and educated in Sydney. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, and dabbling in a number of roles, Pip's passion for travel took her to London and a new career direction - into Human Resources.
Pip has enjoyed a varied career in Human Resources spanning more than 25 years in both HR generalist and specialist roles in the energy management, pharmaceutical, professional services and IT industries in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Whilst geographies and industries have varied, the constant has been roles and organisations that are about change and transformation.
Pip joined Schneider Electric in 2019 as the Vice President for Human Resources for Schneider Electric's business in the Pacific, leading a team supporting over 3,500 employees across a complex, matrixed business. In early 2019, she moved into an exciting new role as Vice President for Strategy, Innovation and Commercial Operations, Pacific. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Pip was the Senior Director of Human Resources, Asia Pacific for Schering-Plough, a US pharmaceutical company, based in Singapore.