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Our People


Board

Dr Keith Turner

Dr Keith Turner


Chairman

Dr Turner was appointed Chairman of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in February 2011 and has been a Director since November 2010.

Dr Turner is a professional director and has been the Deputy Chairman of Auckland International Airport, a Director of Spark Infrastructure and a Director of Chorus Ltd.  He is currently a Director of South Australian Power Networks, Victoria Power Networks and Transgrid (NSW) and is Chair of Damwatch Holdings Ltd.

Dr Turner has extensive experience in the New Zealand energy sector.  He served as CEO of Meridian Energy Limited from 1999 to 2008.  Before that, he worked as a private energy expert advising a range of large corporate clients and government.

He 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.

Dr Turner has a PhD in Engineering and is a Distinguished Fellow of IPENZ.

Mr Liang Haishan

Mr Liang Haishan


Director

Mr Liang has been a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances since April 2011 and has served as 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 Refrigeration Division.

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 Stuart Broadhurst

Mr Stuart Broadhurst


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Broadhurst was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in December 2009.

He has over 30 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 United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, where he project managed, established and developed major business units.

Mr Broadhurst received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.

Mr Bill Roest

Mr Bill Roest


Director

Mr Roest has been a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances since 2011.

He 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.

Mr Roest 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, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and a fellow of the Association of Certified Corporate Accountants (UK).

Mr Daniel Witten-Hannah

Mr Daniel Witten-Hannah


Director
Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Witten-Hannah was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in December 2017 and a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in August 2018.

Mr Witten-Hannah joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 1995 and has over 23 years’ experience in various Leadership and Senior Executive positions within the company.

In his position as Executive VP Product Development, he concurrently managed and steered the company throughout the inaugural 18 month period of its People+Goal global business transformation strategy.  While Executive VP Marketing & Digital, he was responsible for the company’s global brand platform and digital internet strategy for Sales & Marketing.

During his secondment as Chief Operating Officer for the United Kingdom, Mr Witten-Hannah aligned UK/Ireland International business strategy to provide an integrated consumer experience in readiness for Fisher & Paykel’s expansion into the European market.

Mr Witten-Hannah holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.

 

Ms Jacqueline Chow

Ms Jacqueline Chow


Director

Ms Chow has been a Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances since 2016.  More recently, she has been appointed as a Director of Nib Holdings Limited and Coles Group Limited (board elect).

Previously, Ms Chow was Chief Operating Officer of Fonterra Co-operative Group where she led the $5 billion global consumer and food service business across 80 countries.  Prior to Fonterra, Ms Chow 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 $1 billion 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.

As a member of the Australian Food and Grocery Council and Chief Executive Women, she is deeply committed to ongoing industry development and leadership.

Ms Chow 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, North Western University (USA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Ma Jian

Mr Ma Jian


Director

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

Mr Shu Hai


Director

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 in 1995.

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.

Company Secretary

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson


Company Secretary

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).

Executives

Kane Alward

Kane Alward


Executive Vice President Product Development

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.

Andrew Cooke

Andrew Cooke


Executive Vice President Manufacturing, Digital and IT

Andrew was appointed to his current role in 2013.

He 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 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.

Melanie Dooney

Melanie Dooney


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 Vice President Human Resources.

Melanie has 20 years’ experience working internationally in a wide variety of sectors and disciplines.  She has held senior Human Resources and Finance roles at global multinational companies in both the IT and financial services sectors, including Commonwealth Banking Group and NCR Corporation.

Melanie holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science in Biochemistry degree, both from the University of Otago.

Thomas Fenst

Thomas Fenst


Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Procurement

Thomas joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in February 2016 as Global Supply Planning Manager.  In August 2018 Thomas was appointed Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Procurement.

Thomas has nearly 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 optimisation of distribution and manufacturing networks.

Thomas holds a Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from Copenhagen Business School.

Rebecca Holbrook

Rebecca Holbrook


General Counsel

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 focussed 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 licensing transactions.

Rebecca holds Bachelor of Arts and LLB (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland.

Graham Judge

Graham Judge


Chief Financial Officer

Graham was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in March 2018.

Graham was Acting CFO from May 2016 to January 2017, after which he continued to carry out special projects for the company, including Acting CFO of the Group’s Australian businesses from August 2017 to December 2017.

Graham was a Principal in Deloitte and was a Partner from 1982 to 2016; initially an Audit Partner, where he was Lead Partner on a number of significant public companies and subsidiaries of overseas companies and was Partner in Charge of the Deloitte New Zealand Audit practice.  He subsequently specialised in Financial Due Diligence.  Graham retired from Deloitte in 2018.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant.

Greg Shepherd

Greg Shepherd


Executive Vice President Marketing

Greg joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd as Executive Vice President Marketing in April 2017.

Prior to his current role Greg was Chief Executive Officer of (formerly) Fisher & Paykel Finance for four years.  Greg joined Fisher & Paykel Finance in 2005 and held various roles including Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Operations.

Previously he has also held senior roles in Sales and Marketing for Bank of New Zealand and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, is an active member of the Institute of Directors and is in the final stages of completing a Wharton Business School executive education programme.

Mary-Liz Tuck

Mary-Liz Tuck


Executive Vice President Business Excellence & Quality

Mary-Liz was appointed Executive Vice President Business Excellence in December 2017.  In August 2018 her responsibilities were extended to include Global Quality.

Mary-Liz joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 2011 as Senior Legal Counsel and, prior to being appointed to her present role, she held several senior legal and operational positions within the Company in the Components & Technology and Customer Experience Business Units.

Prior to joining Fisher & Paykel Appliances Mary-Liz held various senior commercial legal roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Mary-Liz holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Mr Yan Xiaoming

Mr Yan Xiaoming


Executive Vice President

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.