PETER FAR­RELL

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Founder, chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive, ResMed, San Diego. Born June 1942, grew up in Sydney. Hon­ours de­gree in chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing from Univer­sity of Sydney. Joined Union Car­bide and moved to North Amer­ica. Has a mas­ter’s in chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing from the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and a PhD in chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing and bio­engi­neer­ing from the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton, Seattle. Foun­da­tion di­rec­tor of the Grad­u­ate School of Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at UNSW 1978- 89; also var­i­ous roles with Bax­ter Health­care 1984- 89. Founded sleep medicine com­pany ResMed in 1989. Aus­tralian En­tre­pre­neur of the Year 2001. Di­vides time be­tween La Jolla, Cal­i­for­nia, and Sydney. Set up Far­rell Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. Three chil­dren, Cather­ine, Michael and Paul, are on the foun­da­tion board. Mar­ried to Olivia.

San Diego

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