Mr Liang was appointed as Chair of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in July 2019 and has served as a Director
of the Board since April 2011. He is Executive Vice President of Haier Group and President of Haier White
Goods Group since 2007.
Prior to these roles, Mr Liang was Vice President of Haier Group and Managing Director of Haier
Between 2002 and 2005, Mr Liang was Vice President of Haier Group and Managing Director of Haier Home
Integration Product Division. From 1999 he was the Acting Vice President of Haier Group and Managing
Director of Haier Logistics Division.
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 of Management Science & Engineering degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University
and has a PhD in Business Administration.
Mr Witten-Hannah was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2019 and has been
a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances since August 2018.
Mr Witten-Hannah joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 1995 and has extensive experience in various
leadership and senior executive positions within the company, including Executive VP Product Development,
Executive VP Marketing & Digital and, Chief Operating Officer.
During secondment to the United Kingdom, Mr Witten-Hannah oversaw the development and implementation of
Fisher & Paykel’s UK and Ireland business strategy to provide an integrated consumer experience as the
business expanded into the European market.
Mr Witten-Hannah holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.
Mr Ma Jian was appointed a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in July 2018 and since 2014 has
served as Vice President of Haier Home Appliances Group and General Manager of Haier Refrigeration.
Mr Ma commenced employment with the Haier Group in 1990. Between 1990 and 2014, Mr Ma held a number of
senior positions and gained extensive industry experience in the Freezer, Refrigeration and Kitchen
Appliance areas of Haier international business operations.
Mr Ma holds a PhD in Management from Ocean University of China.
Mr Shu Hai was appointed a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in July 2018 and has served as Vice
President of the Haier Home Appliances Group since 2013.
Initially commencing his professional career in July 1988, Mr Shu was employed in key management roles in
the Chinese business sector where he gained considerable industry knowledge prior to joining the Haier Group
Within the Haier Group, Mr Shu increased his operational experience and performed a variety of significant
leadership positions in PD, Quality, Systems Management and Global Marketing. In 2009 Mr Shu was appointed
General Manager of Haier Washing Machine Appliances and from 2012-2018 he has served as General Manager of
Haier Washing Machine and Dishwasher Appliances.
Mr Shu is a graduate of International Trade from Ocean University of China and he holds an EMBA Master’s
degree from Peking 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 Senior Corporate Financial Advisor and Company Secretary. He is a member of the
Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (CA).
Kane was appointed Executive Vice President Product Development in December 2017. He leads the Fisher &
Paykel Appliances Global Product Development teams based in New Zealand and China.
Throughout his career at Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Kane has held a variety of Product Development
Senior Leadership roles. As Chief Engineer Laundry and Refrigeration and General Manager Product Development
Kane has worked closely with the Haier Group to develop and maximise new technology and synergies between
our two companies.
Before joining Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Kane also worked in a number of senior product development
roles in New Zealand.
Kane holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (First Class Hons.) from the University of Canterbury and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Business from the University of Auckland.
Anthony was appointed CEO of Fisher & Paykel Technologies in December 2018.
Before joining Fisher & Paykel Technologies, Anthony was CEO of Fronde Systems Group, where he
successfully developed talented teams to build innovative intellectual property and create real business
outcomes for customers across APAC.
Anthony was previously employed by Fisher & Paykel Appliances for 24 years from November 1991-December
2015. During this period, he held a number of Leadership and Senior Executive positions within the company
in IT, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality, Product Development, Supply Chain, and Sales.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) from Auckland University.
Michael was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in October 2020, following
a 30 year career in CFO and CEO roles across a diverse range of industry sectors.
Michael has a proven track record in change management, strategic guidance and delivery of sustainable
financial outcomes through long-term planning in C-suite roles for NZ Post, Yellow, Radius Heath Group,
Mainzeal, and Auckland District Health Board among others.
As an accounting professional, Michael brings many years of strong financial experience and business
development expertise to Fisher & Paykel Appliances.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Auckland University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Duncan joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in October 2019 as Executive Vice President People &
Prior to joining Fisher & Paykel Appliance Duncan has worked for a number of multinational companies
including Fletcher Building and Deloitte. He has extensive international experience in senior leadership
roles across New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. In these roles Duncan has partnered
with leaders to drive cultural transformation and business performance through the leadership of
commercially driven people strategies and initiatives.
Duncan holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato.
Andrew joined the Fisher & Paykel Executive team in 2013 following a career in the business spanning
more than 25 years.
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 Vice President
Information Technology in 2002. In 2009 he assumed responsibility for our global supply chain with his
appointment as Vice President Supply Chain Management.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland.
With a career spanning more than 35 years in design and product development at Fisher & Paykel
Appliances, Mark leads a design team that takes our human-centred design and premium end-to-end brand
experience to a global audience.
Mark is responsible for all aspects of design across the organisation, including spatial, industrial
design, and global brand, ensuring our unique design philosophy is reflected globally across every brand
Awarded the John Britten Black Pin by the Design Institute of New Zealand for significant achievement in
the field of New Zealand design, both nationally and internationally, Mark’s contribution to Fisher &
Paykel’s visual brand language and design aesthetic is considerable.
Mark is a graduate of the Massey University College of Creative Arts, and was inducted into the Massey
University College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame, for contribution to New Zealand’s economy and identity
Thomas joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in February 2016 as Global Supply Planning Manager. In August
2018 Thomas was appointed to the Executive team heading up supply chain and procurement.
Thomas has more than 20 years' experience in supply chain management that includes global distribution,
sourcing and planning. Prior to joining Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Thomas held various senior
leadership positions in Europe and China with global medical device companies. His responsibilities have
included the implementation of global planning systems and processes, the establishment and organisational
redesign of global supply chain functions and the optimization of distribution and manufacturing networks.
Thomas holds a Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from Copenhagen Business School.
Rebecca joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances as General Counsel in 2004. While at the company, she has
been President of the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand and a member of the Intellectual Property
Committee of the International Bar Association.
Early in her career, she worked for top tier law firms in New Zealand and Australia, before becoming
General Counsel of Australian Associated Press. Her career has focused on international corporate projects,
mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. She has played a prominent role in many corporate
transactions including the acquisitions of DCS, Inc. (USA), Elba Spa (Italy) and Maytag Mexico and the
divestment of PML NZ in 2017. She has also been involved in a number of significant international
intellectual property licencing transactions.
Rebecca holds Bachelor of Arts and LLB (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland.
Rudi joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in February 2009 as a Financial Controller, before assuming his
current role on Fisher & Paykel’s Executive Team in August 2019.
As Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation, Marketing & IT, Rudi is responsible for
delivering seamless customer experience and online platforms that reflect a premium brand experience across
Throughout his career at Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Rudi has held a variety of senior leadership
roles, including as Regional CFO Australia, General Manager of Customer Experience, and General Manager of
Rudi holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & eCommerce, Masters of Business Administration and is a
Certified Practicing Accountant.
Following more than two decades of international business experience in some of Fisher & Paykel’s most
critical markets, Laurence was appointed Executive Vice President – Business Development in February 2020.
His career at Fisher & Paykel started in 1991, since then going on to hold a number of senior sales
roles across Australia and North America.
Laurence was part of the pioneering team that launched Fisher & Paykel into the North American market
and, in 2009, was appointed President North America. In 2013, he joined the Executive team as Executive Vice
President – Sales and Customer Experience.
He attended Harvard Business School in 2013 and completed their General Management Program for Business
An experienced senior leader with more than 12 years’ expertise in the appliances sector, Ben joined Fisher
& Paykel Appliances in 2014 as General Manager of Retail Sales in Australia, before transitioning to the
role of Chief Operating Officer Australia.
In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Ben is responsible for the overall commercial operations of Fisher
& Paykel, including sales conversion and performance for the key strategic markets of USA, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand.
Ben is skilled in customer relationship management and stakeholder engagement, as well as the development
of effective go to market strategies that draw on the expertise across a wide range of business functions.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Organisational Behaviour from the University of Melbourne, and
a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Monash University.
Mr Yan was appointed Executive Vice President Fisher & Paykel Appliances in January 2017.
Mr Yan joined Haier in 1998 and held various leadership positions in the International Department of Haier
Electrical Appliances Corporation.
Between 2009 and 2011 Mr Yan served as Director of the Asia Pacific Region, Haier Overseas Electric
Appliances Corp. Ltd and from 2011-2016 Mr Yan was Director and Vice President of Haier Japan Sales Company.
Mr Yan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wuhan University and holds a Master of Business
Administration degree (EMBA) from Tsinghua University.