SCHNEIDER Electric has appointed Gareth O’Reilly as the new zone president for its Australia and New Zealand division.

Mr O’Reilly joined Schneider in 2010 as regional manager of buildings business in Victoria before becoming vice president of that division and achieving significant success in the role.

Irish-born Mr O’Reilly has extensive international experience in the energy and software business, having worked in Europe, South East Asia and Australia.

Schneider thanked outgoing zone president Stephen Coop for his 16 year contribution to the company.