Our People

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.

Stuart Broadhurst

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 Roest


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).

Philip Lough


Philip is a professional Director. His current roles include Chairman of Methven Limited and Quotable Value, Deputy Chairman of Port Nelson Limited and Director of Livestock Improvement Corporation. He is the former Chairman of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. He has had an executive career in building businesses in the dairy and seafood industries that have succeeded by developing a network of global distribution channels. His previous roles include the New Zealand Dairy Board, Mainland Foods, Ernest Adams, Sealord Group and Deputy Chief Executive of the New Zealand Dairy Board. He holds a Bachelor of Technology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Sue Morphet


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 Chow


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

Harry has been an Alternate Director of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited since January 2010 and Director Oceania for Haier Electrical Appliances Corp., Ltd. since June 2011. In May 2013 he was appointed as an Executive VP of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited. 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.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Foreign Trade from Qingdao University. 

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 General Manager Finance and Company Secretary. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (CA).

Brett Butterworth

Executive Vice President Production Machinery Ltd

Brett has extensive international experience in the Company's Manufacturing, International Sales and Commercial business. He has held a variety of senior executive positions within the organisation over the past 30 years. His current role includes project management of the Company's Haier business relationship and Production Machinery business.

Andrew Cooke

Executive Vice President Manufacturing and Information Technology

Andrew joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 1987 as a Control Systems Engineer in the East Tamaki Refrigeration Division. He has held several manufacturing support roles in Australia and New Zealand before moving to Information Technology in 1997, with his appointment as VP Information Technology in 2002. Additional responsibilities followed in 2009 with his appointment as VP Supply Chain Management, and in 2013 Executive VP Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain and Information Technology.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland.

Dale Farrar

Executive Vice President Human Resources

Dale joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in July 2010 as VP Human Resources. Prior to that she was General Manager Human Resources at the Ministry of Social Development. She has extensive experience in human resource management in international contexts. Before 2004 she held senior global human resource roles at Fonterra Co-operative Group, New Zealand Dairy Board and Air New Zealand Ltd.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (History) and Bachelor of Laws and Law Professionals from Victoria University of Wellington. She has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Matt Orr

Executive Vice President Global Supply Chain

Matt joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 2009 as VP Group Strategy & Planning. In early 2010 Matt was also appointed VP Investor Relations, and in 2013 as General Manager of the Supply Chain Group.

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.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce with Combined Honours (First Class Accounting and Finance) from the University of Otago.

Sean Robinson

Chief Executive Officer Components & Technology and Executive Vice President Quality

Sean joined Fisher & Paykel in January 2015 as Executive VP Quality.  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; 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 a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), MBA and is a Chartered Engineer.  He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Laurence Mawhinney

Executive Vice President Sales and Customer Experience

Laurence was appointed Executive VP Sales and Customer Experience in April 2013. He has 22 years of international business experience, having served in some of Fisher & Paykel's most critical markets. He commenced employment with Fisher & Paykel in 1991 and has held senior sales roles in Australia and North America. Laurence joined the inaugural team that pioneered Fisher & Paykel's entry into the North American market, and in 2000 he was appointed VP 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.

David Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

David joined Fisher & Paykel Appliances in August 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. He has extensive financial and global commercial experience spanning 28 years. His previous background includes Chief Financial Officer roles at SkyCity Entertainment Group and Vodafone New Zealand. He has also worked in a number of senior finance executive roles in New Zealand and internationally.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant.

Daniel Witten-Hannah

Executive Vice President Product Development, Product Management, Marketing, Corporate Planning, Strategy and PMO

Daniel was appointed VP of Product Development in February 2010. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the Company's engineering and project management operations. In 2013 he was also appointed Executive VP Marketing, assuming responsibility for the Company's global marketing activities, including a review of the Company's Go to Market Opportunities. Previous experience within the Company includes appointments in 2008 to the position of Dunedin Site Manager and prior to that, management positions within Cooking, Dishwashing and Refrigeration Engineering Operations.

He has a BE (Hons) of Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.

Greg Shepherd

Chief Executive Officer, Fisher & Paykel Finance Limited

Greg was appointed to his current role with Fisher & Paykel Finance Ltd in 2013, and prior to that was Group General Manager Lending & Business Development. He has extensive financial services experience with Westpac Banking Corporation and Bank of New Zealand and Securities Trading. He has held a number of senior management roles in regional banking, marketing, operations and business development.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University and a NZ Stock Exchange Diploma.