Royal Philips has announced the appointment of Rob Fletcher as General Manager of Philips Lighting ANZ, effective immediately.

Alan McCarthy, Managing Director of Philips Electronics ANZ says Rob comes with 30 years of experience at Philips and a strong track record of results. He adds that Rob has been critical to Philips’ success in the Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia markets; his appointment has come at a time when the Australian and New Zealand markets have started to truly embrace energy-efficient LED lighting technologies.

In his new role, Fletcher will focus on the continued growth of Philips LED in Australia and New Zealand, including the introduction of connected lighting technologies such as the recently launched Philips hue LED wireless lighting systems and expansion of the Philips Dynalite lighting controls business.

Rob Fletcher said his sole focus will be to ensure Philips LED continues to set the standard in innovative lighting solutions for the Australian and New Zealand home, business and infrastructure sectors.

An Australian national, Fletcher graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Perth before joining Philips in Japan in 1983.  Over a 30-year career with Philips, Fletcher has held a number of senior management roles across the APAC region, including Asia Pacific VP Marketing & Sales at Philips Semiconductor -Taipei, GM Lighting Japan at Philips Japan and GM Domestic Appliances and Personal Care at Philips Taiwan. Most recently, Fletcher was Philips’ country manager for Indonesia, based in Jakarta. 

Fletcher will report to Philips Electronics ANZ Managing Director Alan McCarthy.