Key retail executives in attendance.

Fisher & Paykel celebrated its 30th birthday in Australia on Wednesday evening at its Experience Centre in Sydney’s Alexandria.

Ben Normoyle & Belinda Toner (F&P) with Nik Papa (Harvey Norman Chadstone)

Among the retailers attending the event were Narta executive chairman Kay Spencer and CEO Michael Jackson, JB Hi-Fi merchandise director Craig Mackie, Good Guys CEO Terry Smart, Graeme Cunningham from Betta Stores, Lionel Lee from Bing Lee, John Winning Snr and John Winning Jnr from Winning Appliances, David Dorsett-Lynn from Retravision and Peter Hammerman from 2nds World.

Peter Hammerman (2nds World), Mike Nepia (F&P), Darren Spencer (Narta) and David Dorsett-Lynn (Retravision)

A strong contingent from Harvey Norman headed up by Lachlan Roach included Alan Stevenson, Steve Cavalier and Nik Papa.

Alan Stevenson (Harvey Norman Commercial), John Winning Snr (Winning Appliances) and Steve Cavalier (Harvey Norman Bundall)

Ben Normoyle – Fisher & Paykel chief operating officer, welcomed retailers and guests to the event including Mr Liang – the executive president of the Haier Group and chairman of Tsingtao Haier, director of Fisher & Paykel and Dr Keith Turner the chairman of the Fisher & Paykel Board.

Nik Papa (Harvey Norman), Graeme Cunningham (Betta Stores) and Michael Jackson (Narta)

“Welcome to an evening of celebration,” Normoyle said. “We have planned an evening that celebrates our past and recognises that for us our Fisher & Paykel legacy is about looking into the future.

Craig Mackie (JB Hi-Fi) and Ken Anderson (F&P)

“We have some people here that have been with this business since year one and I don’t think it is very often that we get to celebrate 30 years of work in the one environment. Celebrate and enjoy – at Fisher & Paykel being human, real, generous and curious are our core values and what we are about.”

Ben Normoyle (F&P), Lachlan Roach (Harvey Norman) and Justin Ward (F&P)

Alan Plummer and Scott Kent (F&P)

Ken Anderson, Liz La Salle and Mike Nepia (F&P)

String Angels were the entertainment for the evening