The new chief executive of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare will take a steady as she goes approach, reports Radio New Zealand.

Fisher & Paykel’s former senior vice president of products and technology, Lewis Gradon, took over the reins of the global company at the beginning of April, replacing Michael Daniell who retired after more than 30 years in the job.

As the new chief executive and managing director, Mr Gradon said his aim was to double the company’s size every five years.

“I am really comfortable with the trajectory we are on and we are going to stay on it,” he said.