1 Jul 2009

Changes at appliance maker

12:29 pm on 1 July 2009

There have been changes at the top of Fisher & Paykel Appliances in the wake of the Chinese firm Haier taking a stake of 20% in the company.

Haier's chief financial officer, Tan Lixia and chief marketing officer, Zhou Yunjie will join the board of the appliance maker.

Fisher & Paykel has appointed Stuart Broadhurst to a newly-established position of chief operating officer. He will look after much of the company's day to day operations.

Chief executive John Bongard says that means he will have more time to concentrate on working with Haier to expand sales globally.