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Howard Bowland

Howard Bowland is vice president and general manager of Schneider Electric Field Services in Pacific Zone. Howard is responsible for the growth and development of the services business in the Electro-Sensitive and Electro-Intensive industries and business in this zone.    Howard's team offers a focussed set of technology services that enable organizations to improve their safety, operations and enable their transformation to Digital in a sustainable and effective way. They provide service innovation focussed on delivering operational and reliability through lifecycle services, creating great customer ownership experiences. Prior to his current role, Howard was leading the portfolio development of Intelligent Edge services and OEM services for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. During this time Howard led a team that delivered new portfolio development and innovation for the service business in a worldwide capacity, based in Houston from 2016-2018. Before that Howard was the vice president and General manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Asia Pacific and Japan from 2010-2016.  A 20-year veteran of the technology services industry, Howard has held several senior management and business positions within HP, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Before joining HP (DEC), Howard held senior sales and marketing positions with XP Software in the USA and Australasia. 

Joe Craparotta

Joe Craparotta is a 20 year veteran of the IT industry who has been fortunate enough to have experience in many of the technological convergence shifts seen in the industry to date. After starting out early in his career as a founding partner of Indicium Technology Group, his entrepreneurial and inquisitive style continued to draw him towards other technology firms. In 2005 Joe moved to Commander Communications where he spent 3 years in the Enterprise space of converged voice and data. In 2008 Joe then moved to APC where he would move into the next evolution of his career -data centres and infrastructure. At this time APC had just been acquired by Schneider Electric. Since this time Joe has taken on key leadership roles within Schneider Electric Pacific, including Vice President for the Energy Business & currently Vice President for the IT business.

Mauro DelleMonache

Mauro DelleMonache is Vice President of Industrial Automation in the Pacific Zone. Mauro comes with over 20 years experience in the Automation industry. Mauro’s career crosses both Canada and Australia, with exposure to the development of operational technologies and industries working with global players in this space. Starting in engineering Mauro has since held product management, sales and management roles; relocating to Australia in 2008. In 2015, Mauro joined Schneider Electric as Director, Industry Business to run the Industrial Products Division for Australia, and in 2019 took on the broader role of Industrial Automation Vice President for Pacific. Mauro is passionate about employee development, organizational evolution, digital transformation and how organizations are working to embrace the rapid advancement of technologies in a competitive globalized economy.

Farokh Ghadially

Farokh is Vice President of the Partner Projects and Power solutions businesses for Schneider Electric Australia. 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. He 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, datacentres and industrial infrastructure. He started his career as an Electrical engineer in Mumbai, India, after which he worked in the US, Canada and now calls Australia home. He has held various positions across design & development, marketing, sales and general management. 

James Hunt

James is Vice President for Power Systems at Schneider Electric. He is a highly motivated senior leader with twenty years of professional experience in consulting and the energy industry with proven ability to lead teams and to build and deliver profitable businesses through sales leadership, operations and general management roles. He has a proven track record of delivering business growth - organic and through acquisition, strategy and entry into new markets and the development and implementation of business improvement initiatives. He has led engaged, diverse teams through considerable change and growth with a strong focus on coaching and development.

Gareth O'Reilly

Gareth O’Reilly is the Zone President for Schneider Electric, Australia & New Zealand. Gareth joined Schneider Electric in 2010 as Regional Manager for their Buildings Business based in Victoria before moving into the position of Vice President for the Buildings Business Australia, in 2011 where he has achieved significant success.  Gareth, Irish by birth and calling Australia home, has enjoyed an extensive and international career within the energy & software industry, gaining experience in Europe, South East Asia and Australia. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Gareth enjoyed roles with Alcatel, Invensys & PowerOne in the telecommunications, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.  He has seen lived in Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland with roles in operations, marketing, sales and general management. Gareth studied electrical engineering at University College Dublin and latterly Business Administration at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.  

Pip Russell

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.    
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