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.