Russell Palmer

Managing Director, Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand

Russell Palmer is the Managing Director of Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand. A 22-year veteran of the company, Russell is the head of the Australasian executive team and responsible for the direction of the day-to-day operations of the organisation, its people and resources.

Prior to assuming the role of Managing Director in 2015, Russell was the Director of Sales & Marketing during which time Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand successfully secured contracts to deliver automation solutions for some of the region’s largest ever resources projects.

Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand are leaders in the provision of industrial automation and information and partner with clients to deliver world-class solutions to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of their operations and assets.

Passionate about technology, safety and industrial automation, Russell is driven to keep Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand at the forefront of innovation by developing customer-focused solutions that don’t just improve operations, but also factor in sustainability and social contribution.

Russell has completed an MBA (Macquarie University), is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Originally from the UK, Rus lives in Sydney, Australia with his partner, Leanne and two daughters, Madison and Mia.

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