Dr Keith Turner
Dr Turner was appointed Chairman of the Company in February 2011 and has been a Director since November 2010. Dr Turner is a professional director and is the Deputy Chairman of Auckland International Airport, a Director of Spark Infrastructure, South Australian Power Networks and Victoria Power Networks (in Australia) and a Director of Chorus, the newly established NZ telecommunications network operator. He is also currently Chairman of Solar City NZ Limited. Dr Turner possesses extensive experience in the New Zealand energy sector. He served for 9 years as Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Energy Limited from 1999 to 2008. Prior to that, he worked as a private energy expert advising a range of large corporate clients and Government. He has previously served in a number of industry reform functions that established the current New Zealand industry structure and has had many years in senior industry operations and planning roles.
He has a PhD in Engineering and is a Distinguished Fellow of IPENZ.
Mr Liang Haishan
Mr Liang has been a Director of the Company since April 2011. Mr Liang has been Executive Vice President of Haier Group and President of Haier White Goods Group since 2007. Prior to his current roles, Mr Liang was Vice President of Haier Group and Managing Director of Haier Refrigeration Division since 2005. Between 2002 and 2005, Mr Liang was the Vice President of Haier Group and Managing Director of Haier Home Integration Product Division. Previously he was the Acting Vice President of Haier Group and Managing Director of Haier Logistics Division since 1999. Mr Liang joined Haier in 1988 and prior to his appointment to the position of Managing Director of Haier Air Conditioner Division in 1995, held a variety of positions in the manufacturing, engineering, QC and enterprise management departments. Mr Liang received a Bachelor Degree of Management Science & Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University and has a PhD Business Administration.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Stuart was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 11 December 2009. He has over 25 years industry experience in every aspect of the Company's global operations. Since 1988 he has held a number of senior management positions within New Zealand and Australia. He has been employed in key leadership roles for the Fisher & Paykel Appliances Group in the USA, the United Kingdom and Europe, where he project managed, established and developed major business units. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.
Tan Lixia (Lisa)
Lisa has been a Director of the Company since July 2009. She was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Haier Group in 2010 in addition to her existing role as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she was Vice President of Haier Group Corporation and Director of the Finance Division of Haier Group Corporation, responsible for the Group's financial management including its risk, investment and financing strategies. Between 2002 and 2006 she was the Director of the Haier Overseas Business Division, where she established Haier as a household name in overseas markets. She has received awards for her outstanding contributions towards Haier's globalisation strategy as China's "Female Business Enterprise and Creator of the Year, 2006", China's "Chief Accountant of the Year, 2006", one of China's Top Ten Businesswomen in 2006, Chief Finance Officer of the Year, 2009 and Outstanding Entrepreneur in Shandong Province. She is a 1992 graduate of the Central University of Finance and Economics and has an EMBA from China Europe International Business School in 2009.
Bill retired as Chief Financial Officer of Fletcher Building Limited in 2013, having been appointed on the separate listing of that company in 2001. He held several leadership roles in the New Zealand finance sector prior to joining Fletcher Challenge Limited upon the acquisition of Group Rentals in 1986. He was Managing Director of Fletcher Residential and Fletcher Aluminium before taking up the position of Chief Financial Officer.
He is a Director of Housing Foundation, NZ Housing Foundation, and in June 2013 was also appointed to the Board of Synlait Milk.
He is an Associate Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and a fellow of the Association of Certified Corporate Accountants (UK).
Sue is a professional director, based in Melbourne, Australia.
Her current roles include Non-Executive Director of Asaleo Care Ltd, Godfreys Group Ltd and Noni B Ltd. She is also a member of the University of Melbourne Capital Campaign Committee, and a member of the Corporate Council of the European Australian Business Council.
Most recently Sue was Chairman of Manufacturing Australia from 2013 to 2015.
From 2008 to late 2012, Sue was the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Brands, an ASX listed company. Pacific Brands is Australia's leading marketer of "everyday essential brands" including Berlei, Bonds, HardYakka, Jockey, King Gee, Sheridan, and Stussy. Sue held a number of senior positions at Pacific Brands from 1996 to 2008, including Group General Manager, Bonds and General Manager of Tontine.
Sue has extensive retail experience, has developed and driven digital strategy, led business transformations and successful brand development. In particular, Sue has a deep understanding of the Australian retail market and Australian consumers.
She has a Bachelor of Science and Education, University of Melbourne and is a Scholar, Mt Eliza Business School.
Jacqueline has been a director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances since 2016. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of Fonterra Co-operative Group, where she is leading the business transformation to accelerate performance company-wide. She first joined the Co-operative as Managing Director Global Brands and Nutrition, where she was responsible for Fonterra’s $5 billion customer and consumer brands portfolio.
Prior to Fonterra, Jacqueline was Australia and New Zealand General Manager for Arnott's, one of Asia Pacific’s largest food companies, where she led the growth of its $1b business. She has developed a strong career track record in FMCG, with executive marketing and innovation roles at Campbell Soup Company and the Kellogg Company, and started her career as a strategy consultant in the consumer products space.
Jacqueline is Deputy Chair of Global Dairy Platform, an organisation that leads a unified approach on dairy industry issues and innovative research.
As a member of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, New Zealand Asian Leaders Forum and Global Women, she is deeply committed to ongoing industry development and leadership.
Jacqueline has a Bachelor of Science (first class honours) from the University of New South Wales (Australia); an MBA in international business strategy and finance from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA); and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Hou Xinlai (Harry)
Executive Vice President Product Management
Harry has been an Alternate Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Ltd since January 2010 and Director Oceania for Haier Overseas Electrical Appliances Corp. Ltd since June 2011. In May 2013 he was appointed an Executive VP of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd and in June 2016 Executive VP Product Management. This new role runs concurrently with his existing responsibilities to the Haier Group.
Since 1998 he has held a number of senior international management positions within the Haier Group, where he has gained extensive industry experience in the Company’s international business operations.
Harry holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Foreign Trade from Qingdao University.
Mark was appointed Company Secretary in 2001. He commenced employment with Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 1977, and since that time has acquired an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Company's financial operations from a range of roles including Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2011. His current position is General Manager Finance and Company Secretary. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (CA).
Executive Vice President Production Machinery Ltd
Brett has extensive international experience in the Company’s Manufacturing, International Sales and Commercial business. Brett has held responsibility for overall management of Production Machinery since 2000 and in 2011 was appointed to his current role. The production machinery business specialises in producing world-class plants and automated production equipment for a number of international manufacturers.
He has held a variety of Senior Executive positions within the organisation over the past 36 years.
Executive Vice President Manufacturing and Information Technology
Andrew was appointed to his current role in 2013.
Andrew joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 1987 as a Control Systems Engineer in the East Tamaki Refrigeration Division.
Previous positions within the company include manufacturing support roles in Australia and New Zealand, followed by a move to Information Technology in 1997 and appointment to the position of VP Information Technology in 2002. In 2009 he assumed responsibility for our global supply chain with his appointment as VP Supply Chain Management.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland.
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Melanie joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in January 2014 as General Manager Global Human Resources Operations and in June 2016 was appointed to her current role of Executive VP Human Resources.
Melanie has close to 20 years’ experience working internationally in a wide variety of sectors and disciplines. She has held senior Human Resources and Finance roles for global multi-nationals in both the IT and financial services sectors, including Commonwealth Banking Group and NCR Corporation.
Melanie hold a Masters of Business Administration as well as a Master’s of Science in Biochemistry, both from University of Otago.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Graham was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd on 2nd May 2016.
Graham is a Principal in the Auckland office of Deloitte. He was appointed a Partner in 1982 and initially specialised in computer audit. He subsequently became Lead Audit Partner on a number of significant New Zealand public companies and major subsidiaries of Australian public companies and has been Partner-in-Charge of the Deloitte New Zealand Audit Practice. He specialises in financial due diligence on behalf of clients buying or selling businesses and financial institutions.
Graham has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. He is also a Past Member of the Financial Accounting Committee (Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand).
Executive Vice President Sales and Customer Experience
Laurence Mawhinney was appointed Executive Vice President Sales & Customer Experience in April 2013.
He has 25 years of international business experience, having served in some of Fisher & Paykel’s most critical retail markets. He commenced employment with Fisher & Paykel in 1991 and has held senior sales roles in Australia and North America. Laurence joined the inaugural teams that pioneered Fisher & Paykel’s entry into both the Australian and North American markets. In 2000 he was appointed Vice President Sales & Marketing North America. In 2009 he was appointed President North America.
He attended Harvard Business School in 2013 and completed their General Management Program for Business Leaders.
Executive Vice President Global Supply Chain
Matt was appointed to his current role in 2015.
Matt joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 2009 as VP Group Strategy & Planning and in 2010 was also appointed VP Investor Relations. He became involved in management of our global supply chain upon his appointment to the position of General Manager of the Supply Chain Group in 2013.
Prior to joining Fisher & Paykel Appliances he was VP Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank New Zealand. Before 2003 he held roles at ABN Amro, Ernst & Young and Telecom New Zealand.
Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce with Combined Honours (First Class Accounting and Finance) from the University of Otago.
Chief Executive Officer Components & Technology and Executive Vice President Quality
Sean joined Fisher & Paykel in January 2015 as Executive VP Quality and in September 2015 was also appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of our Components & Technology business.
He has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of international roles. Sean’s previous background includes BAe Systems; Divisional Director, Case Corp; Divisional Director, Robert Bosch; Manufacturing Director, Research & Development Director and Managing Director for Dyson; and Chief Operating Officer of Hyva Group. He has extensive engineering and operational experience in Europe, India and Asia.
Sean has Bachelor of Engineering (Hons 1st division), MBA and is a Chartered Engineer. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Executive Vice President Marketing
Genevieve joined Fisher & Paykel in April 2016 as Executive VP Marketing. She has more than 15 years of experience in International Business, having previously worked for Philips, Accenture and New Zealand Dairy in New Zealand, Europe, India and Asia. Her experience covers the Consumer Durables, Consumer Electronics, FMCG and Lighting industries.
Genevieve is responsible for leading the design, development and execution of the global marketing and brand strategy for all customer touch-points (including digital) across Fisher & Paykel Appliances global markets and channels.
Genevieve holds a BMS (Hons) from Waikato University.
Executive Vice President Product Development, Group Strategy and Project Management Office
Daniel was appointed to his current role of Executive VP Product Development in February 2010. In 2015 he was also appointed Executive VP Group Strategy & Project Management in 2015.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of the Company’s engineering and project management operations. Previous experience within the Company includes appointment to various management positions within Cooking, Dishwashing and Refrigeration Engineering Operations. He has also held the position of VP Marketing, which included a review of the Company’s Go to Market Opportunities.
Daniel has a BE (Hons) of Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.