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    Colleen McKnight - Vice President Human Resource

Professional Experience

Colleen joined Schneider-Electric in August 2015, as VP HR for UK&I and is part of the UK & I ExCo Management Team, she is responsible for the people agenda, looking to drive innovation, customer focus, leadership and team development.

Colleen brings significant experience from the Financial Services industry, having worked with Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Citi Bank amongst others, with experience in a number of business start-ups, including working for an IT Consultancy and an Asset Management company. Throughout her career Colleen has held numerous positions in HR and Learning & Development.

She has a real passion for building strong networks across organisations; seeing people as individuals, as well as a key primary resource to the success of the business, helping them achieve their maximum potential both for the business and for them personally.

“I got into HR because I truly believe it can make an enormous difference to the organisation’s success in achieving its business goals, through ensuring that it motivates, develops and involves its employees; offering them opportunities, guidance and encouragement in maximising their potential. My own motivation comes from seeing good people given the chance to own and enjoy their part in making our company a great success”.


"I'm a speed freak and an adrenaline junkie, so anything that goes fast I love. Music is also a passion from punk to dance and everything in between, I've always got my headphones in."

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