Deirdre Murphy

SVP, HR – Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric

As a senior HR professional with over thirty years’ HR experience, I enjoy driving HR strategies for the changing workplace & digital transformations in Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric.

As a senior human resources leader with broad global generalist career, across various sectors including IT/ Technology, Engineering & Service industries, I possess proven experience in implementing HR strategies to support the key transformations aligned to the business plans/ ambitions. In the past 20 years at Schneider Electric, I have been extremely fortunate to have some enriching career opportunities around the globe. Originating from the Sydney/ Australian operations, I have worked and lived around the world with the company. Including being based in Dubai, Paris and Boston and now Hong Kong, I have spent the last 12 years living outside of Australia.

This experience has enabled me to develop a strong affinity with actively supporting and driving diversity, equity and inclusive work cultures. I have been able to immerse myself in different environments, always with a strong lens for gender diversity. Specifically, I have been able to rebalance both my business and HR leadership teams to role model the benefits of a diverse culture. With a continuous improvement mindset, I look to adopt agile and innovative work practices aligned to the changing nature of work and digital transformations. Together with a focus on well-being and work-life balance.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time exploring the local environments, through outdoor activities such as Hiking, kayaking and golf. Together with enjoying the local cuisine and cultural activities. I aim to live by a more sustainable lifestyle, recycling what I consume as far a practical, avoid single use plastics and minimize my carbon footprint for future generations.

Schneider Electric
At Schneider, our purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources. We are leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation, by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, endpoint 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 proud to be the most local of global companies and genuinely believe that great people embracing our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values make Schneider Electric a great company. Life is On.