Board of Directors

Carol J. Burt , , BBA , , Director

Carol Burt  has served as ResMed’s director since November 2013 and is chair of its audit and compliance oversight committees. She is also a member of its nominating and governance committee.

Ms. Burt, principal of Burt-Hilliard Investments is a private investor with more than 35 years experience in corporate governance, operations, strategy, finance, mergers and acquisition and investment banking. Since 2013, Ms. Burt has served as a senior advisor and a member of the operating council of Consonance Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investments in the healthcare industry. Ms. Burt serves on the boards of IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV), where she is a member of the audit committee and leadership development and compensation committee; and two private companies, Global Medical Response and WellDyne.

Prior to their sale, Ms. Burt served on the public boards of Envision Healthcare, Transitional Hospitals, Vanguard Health Systems, WellCare Health Plans, and private-equity-backed KEPRO.

Ms. Burt was formerly senior vice president corporate finance and development of WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.) where she was part of the executive team that built WellPoint from a single state health plan to one of the leading health benefits companies in the US. Ms. Burt was responsible for, among other things, corporate strategic planning and execution, mergers and acquisitions, strategic and venture investments, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, treasury, business information systems and real estate management. In addition, WellPoint’s financial services and international insurance business units reported to her.

Before WellPoint, Ms. Burt was senior vice president and treasurer of American Medical Response. Previously, she spent 16 years at Chase Securities, Inc., now JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM), most recently as founder, managing director and head of the Health Care Banking Group.

Ms. Burt is a member of Women Corporate Directors and the International Women’s Forum. Her philanthropic activities focus on mentoring women for leadership positions and environmental causes.

Ms. Burt graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Ms. Burt’s executive management and board experience in the health insurance, healthcare services, medical technology and financial services industries led the board to the conclusion that she should serve as a director.

Karen Drexler , , BSE, MBA , , Director

Karen Drexler has served as ResMed’s director since November 2017, and is a member of our compensation and nominating and governance committees. Ms. Drexler is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in the fields of digital health, medical devices, and diagnostics.

Currently, she serves on the boards of Outset Medical (NASDAQ: OM), a medtech company innovating dialysis treatment, where she chairs the compensation committee; and Tivic Health Systems, Inc., a private bioelectric medicine company focused on relief of congestion and sinus pain, where she chairs the compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees and serves on the audit committee. In August 2021, Tivic filed a registration statement in connection with a future public offering of common stock.

Karen is also on the board of two private companies: Bone Health Technologies, a medtech company focused on treating osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia; and VIDA Diagnostics, an artificial intelligence powered lung imaging solutions company.

From 2016 to 2020, Ms. Drexler was the CEO and a board member of Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc., a private company developing instruments and consumables for point-of-care medical testing. From 2011 to 2017, she served as board chair of Hygieia, Inc., a digital insulin therapy company, and remains involved as an advisor to the CEO. She also acts as a senior strategic advisor for other early-stage companies, and spent 11 years on the board of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University.

Ms. Drexler is an active mentor and advisor with Astia, a global nonprofit that supports high-potential female founders. She is a founding member of Astia Angels, a network of individual investors who fund such founders, and a lead mentor with StartX, the Stanford University incubator. She is also on the Life Science and Women’s Health Councils for Springboard, an accelerator for women-led technology-oriented companies. Through her work with Astia, Springboard, and StartX, she interacts with many promising young medtech companies. Ms. Drexler was founder, president, and CEO of Amira Medical Inc., a private company focused on minimally invasive glucose monitoring technology, from 1996 until it was sold to Roche Holding AG in 2001. Before Amira Medical, she held management roles at LifeScan and played a key role in its sale to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).

Ms. Drexler graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and earned an M.B.A. with honors from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael J. Farrell , , BE, SM, MBA , , Chief Executive Officer and Director

Michael “Mick” Farrell was appointed ResMed’s CEO and has served as a director since March 2013. He joined the company in 2000, serving as president of the Americas region from 2011 to 2013, senior vice president of the global sleep apnea business unit from 2007 to 2011, and various senior roles in marketing and business development.

Before joining ResMed, Mick worked in management consulting, biotechnology, chemicals and metals manufacturing at companies including Arthur D. Little, Sanofi Genzyme, Dow Chemical, and BHP.

Mick serves on the board of directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH), a global provider of implantable musculoskeletal medical devices. He is a member of two committees at Zimmer Biomet: the compensation and management development committee, as well as the quality, regulatory, and technology committee, of which he is chair. Mick also volunteers as a trustee for non-profit organizations: UC San Diego Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital, and Father Joe’s Villages’ project for the homeless in San Diego, California.

Mick holds a Bachelor of Engineering with first-class honors from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Peter C. Farrell , , PhD, DSc, AM , , Founder and Chairman of the Board

Peter Farrell is ResMed’s founder and chair of the board. He has been board chair and a director since ResMed’s inception in June 1989. Dr. Farrell served as CEO from July 1990 until December 2007, and from February 2011 until March 2013. He served as executive board chairman from December 2007 until February 2011, and from March 2013 through December 2013. Since January 1, 2014, he has been a non-officer employee of ResMed.

Before founding ResMed, Dr. Farrell served as vice president of research and development at various subsidiaries of Baxter International, Inc. (NYSE: BAX), from July 1984 to June 1989, and managing director of the Baxter Center for Medical Research Pty Ltd., a Baxter subsidiary, from August 1985 to June 1989. From January 1978 to December 1989, he was foundation director of the Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, where he currently serves as a visiting professor and as chair of the UNSW Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He served on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences & Technology Program from 1998 through 2018, and currently serves on the MIT Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Council.

Dr. Farrell also serves as independent board chairman at Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ARCT), a self-replicating mRNA therapeutics company, where he is also a member of the compensation and nominating and governance committees. He is currently on the board of Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS), a performance beauty company, where he is a member of the audit and the nominating and governance committees. He currently sits on two faculty advisory boards at the University of California, San Diego: the Rady Business School and the Jacobs Engineering School. He is also chair of WaveGuide, a startup leveraging nuclear magnetic resonance technology developed within Harvard’s School of Physics. He is on the Board of Trustees of Scripps Research and an active board member of both medical rehabilitation company, ProtoStar, and pathology company, Mikroscan.

Dr. Farrell’s past board appointments include director of NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), which develops and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders from 2005 through 2018.

Dr. Farrell is a fellow or honorary fellow of several professional bodies. In 2012, he became an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and joined the board of trustees of Scripps Research. He was named 2005 U.S. National Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences, 2001 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, and 1998 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences. He has served on the Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1998, served as vice-chairman from 2000 until 2010, and chairman until May 2013.

Dr. Farrell has a B.E. in chemical engineering with honors from the University of Sydney, an S.M. in chemical engineering from MIT, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a D.Sc. from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, for research contributions in the field of treatment with the artificial kidney.

 

Harjit Gill , , BA , , Director

Harjit Gill has served as ResMed’s director since November 2018, and is a member of our audit and compensation committees.

Ms. Gill is CEO of the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), the first and only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical device, equipment, and in-vitro diagnostics industry in Asia Pacific. Since 2019 she has also been a member of the Innovation Board of Directors at MAS Holdings one of the largest apparel manufacturers in South East Asia with 53 manufacturing facilities in 17 countries and 93,000 employees. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Gill served as chief operations and marketing officer for HTC, Taiwan (OTCMKTS: HTCKF). From 1990 to 2015, she worked for Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) in various roles. From 2012 to 2015, she was executive vice president and chief executive officer for Philips ASEAN & Pacific, based in Singapore, responsible for Healthcare/Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. From 2009 to 2012, she was senior vice president of International Sales, and from 2006 to 2009, was vice president of Asia for Philips Consumer Lifestyle Products. Before 2006, she held progressive roles in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Singapore for Consumer Electronics. From 2012 to January 2018, Ms. Gill served as a board member of the National University of Singapore, Entrepreneurship Committee.

From 2012 to 2015, she was a board member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. From 2017 to 2019 she was a member of the board of directors of Apollo Education and Training, a company providing English teaching in Vietnam. From 2014 to 2015 she was a member of the World Economic Forum South East Asia Council and in 2018 she was the Chapter Chair Gold of the YPO Singapore Chapter. From 2016 to 2019, she was an advisor to Delmedica Investments, a Singapore-based company focused on respiratory healthcare and inventors of the X-Halo breath thermometer.

Ms. Gill has a Bachelor of Arts (honors) in combined studies from the University of Manchester.

Richard Sulpizio , , BA, MS , , Director

Rich Sulpizio has served as ResMed’s director since August 2005. He is chair of its compensation committee and a member of its audit and nominating and governance committees.

Mr. Sulpizio retired as president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) in 2001. He served on Qualcomm’s board of directors from 2000 until 2007. Mr. Sulpizio joined Qualcomm in 1991 and in 1994, was appointed president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. Four years later, he became Qualcomm’s president and COO. In 2002, he rejoined Qualcomm to serve as interim president of Qualcomm China and then took the helm of Qualcomm Europe in 2004. He was appointed as president in 2005 of MediaFLO USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, and was chartered with overseeing the development and deployment of MediaFLO technology and bringing multimedia services to the wireless industry. His last assignment, from December 2009 to November 2013, was president and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), which was sold to a private equity firm.

Before joining Qualcomm, Mr. Sulpizio worked at Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) and Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR).

From 2009 through 2018, Mr. Sulpizio served as a director of CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), an information technology management software company. He currently serves as an honorary board member of the advisory board of the University of California San Diego’s Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Science in systems management from the University of Southern California.

Ronald Taylor , , MA , , Lead Director

Ron Taylor has served as ResMed’s director since January 2005 and its independent lead director since July 1, 2013. He is chair of ResMed’s nominating and governance committee and a member of its audit and compliance oversight committees.

In 1987, Mr. Taylor founded Pyxis Corporation, a manufacturer of automated drug dispensers for hospitals, where he served as chairman, president, and CEO until its purchase by Cardinal Health, Inc., in 1996. For six years before founding Pyxis, Mr. Taylor was responsible for operations and international sales at Hybritech, Inc., a biotechnology company. Before joining Hybritech, he served for 10 years in management roles at Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a pharmaceutical company. From 1998-2001, he was a general partner at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital.

Mr. Taylor’s past public company board experience includes serving as a director at Allergan from 1994 through 2018. From 1998 through 2014, he served as a member of the Red Lion Hotels governance, compensation, and audit committees. From 2002 until his appointment to the ResMed board in 2005, he served as chairman of the ResMed Foundation.

Mr. Taylor has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.A. from the University of California, Irvine.

Jan De Witte , , MSE, MBA , , Director

Jan De Witte has served as ResMed’s director since May 2019, and is a member of its audit and compliance oversight committees.

Mr. De Witte is a global leader in services, solution, and software business who over the past 30 years has served in a variety of operational and business leadership roles.

From October 2016 through August 2021, Mr. De Witte served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of Barco (EBR: BAR), a global leader in advanced visualization solutions for healthcare, entertainment, and enterprise with headquarters in Belgium. He is currently an advisor to the company.

Since 2018, Mr. De Witte serves as chair of the board of Hangar K, a non-profit innovation and co-creation hub bringing together start-ups, young growth companies, and established companies in the Flanders (Belgium) region with the aim to accelerate innovation and growth, with a focus on digital technologies in EdTech and GameTech. He also serves as a board member of the Ghent University (Belgium) since 2018.Before joining Barco in October 2016, Mr. De Witte was an officer of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and CEO of its healthcare division’s software and solutions business. During his 17-year tenure with GE, he worked in management and CEO roles in manufacturing, supply chain, quality/lean six sigma, services, and software solutions, covering business responsibilities across Europe, Middle East, China, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. While at GE, he and his family lived in Belgium, London, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Paris.

Before GE, Mr. De Witte held operational management positions in supply chain and manufacturing at Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) in Europe. He also served as senior consultant with McKinsey & Company serving clients in the airline, process, and high-tech industries across Europe.

Mr. De Witte holds a Master of Science degree in electromechanical engineering with Greatest Distinction from the KU Leuven in Belgium, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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