Rockwell Automation has appointed Phillip Zhang to the role of Financial Controller, South Pacific.
Previously based in Shanghai, China, overseeing the financial activities of two principal manufacturing sites and also leading the business management of the Global Command and Indication business, Zhang has a thorough understanding of Rockwell Automation business, coupled with extensive experience, knowledge and understanding required to provide accurate financial reporting, insightful business decision support, compliance and control.
The move to Australia will allow Zhang to concentrate on his strengths as an active business partner and increase his exposure to cross cultural team management. These skills will also help him implement the tools and strategies necessary to maximise the business opportunities in the region.
Zhang’s key challenge will be to provide insightful analysis of the company’s business operation and performance in relation to the current economic climate.
Zhang hopes to bring to the role a deeper understanding of business operations in the Asia Pacific region, not just in finance but in products, manufacturing, business development and culture.
As Rockwell Automation continues to build its Finance Shared Service and Centre of Excellence hubs in the region, Zhang hopes to leverage the regional financial resources outside Australia, such as Singapore and China to contribute to the continued growth of the company.
Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial power, automation control and information solutions with a broad product mix that includes control logic systems, sensors, human machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices, and software.