Schneider Electric appoints James Comer as VP, Human Resources

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed James Comer as the new Vice President, Human Resources for the Pacific zone, who recently commenced in the role.

Playing an integral role within the executive management team at Schneider Electric, James will lead a team of HR professionals to deliver the business’ strategic vision for people management. 

With over twenty years’ experience in talent and Human Resources management, James will be responsible for leading all aspects of the HR function at Schneider Electric, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and diversity and inclusion.

Commenting on the role, James Comer said “I’ve long-admired the work that Schneider Electric does in building the future of digital and sustainable energy. But no great company is made without great people. I’m excited to bring my extensive experience in the technology industry as well as skills in people analytics and strategic workforce planning to the team.” 

Prior to Schneider Electric, James led the HR team at Cisco Systems Australia & New Zealand, achieving Great Place to Work #1 for Large Enterprise three years running. His previous experience also includes working with Accenture, specialising in Change Management and HR transformation for clients including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Coca-Cola Amatil. 

“My vision for the role is to support Schneider Electric’s talented workforce across the Pacific region, to help our teams in their goal to be the world’s best partner for digital energy and automation.” said James.

Pacific Zone President Gareth O’Reilly said, “We’re thrilled to have James on board at Schneider Electric. While his deep expertise in human resources will be invaluable for our talent acquisition and retention strategy, his clear passion for people management was the perfect fit with our values of inclusivity and innovation. We’re looking forward to him taking Schneider Electric’s people-first culture from strength to strength.”