The executive team

ResMed’s executive team is committed to the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity, translating to great partnerships with our customers, our suppliers, and with our global ResMed team. Our friendly, smart and dynamic executive team is dedicated to providing the right solutions with the right results, every time.  

Michael “Mick” Farrell

Chief Executive Officer

Mick Farrell was appointed ResMed’s CEO in 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 Arthur D. Little, Genzyme Corporation (now part of Sanofi), The Dow Chemical Company, and BHP Billiton.

Mick serves on the board of directors of ResMed, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH), a multibillion dollar public company that provides implantable musculoskeletal medical devices for patients globally. He is also a member of two committees at Zimmer Biomet: Nominating and Governance as well as Compensation and Management Development. He also volunteers as a trustee for non-profit organizations: UC San Diego Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital, the La Jolla Playhouse, and the Museum of Man in San Diego.

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, and a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Rob Douglas

President and Chief Operating Officer

Robert Douglas was appointed ResMed’s president in March 2013 and chief operating officer in September 2011; together with ResMed chief executive officer, Mick Farrell, he holds full operational responsibility for ResMed and its subsidiaries.

Previously, Rob was ResMed’s chief operating officer of Asia Pacific and global supply chain from 2008 through 2011, responsible for the region’s commercial distribution, sales operations, and global manufacturing; Sydney chief operating officer from 2005 through 2008, responsible for the company’s manufacturing and research and development; vice president of operations from 2003 to 2005, responsible for the company’s manufacturing; vice president of ResMed’s respiratory and cardiac business from 2002 to 2003; and vice president of corporate marketing when he joined ResMed in 2001.

Rob currently serves as co-vice chairman on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. He also serves as vice chairman on the Board of Directors of EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator.

Rob has a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University, a bachelor’s in electrical engineering with first-class honors, and a Bachelor of Science in computer sciences from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.


David Pendarvis

Chief Administrative Officer, Global General Counsel

David Pendarvis was appointed chief administrative officer and global general counsel in May 2011. In addition to those roles, he served as interim president for ResMed’s EMEA and Japan regions from March to August 2017. He joined ResMed as global general counsel in September 2002, and has been corporate secretary since February 2003. From 2005 to 2011, he served as senior vice president of Organizational Development.

Before joining ResMed, David was a partner in the law firm of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP from 2000 until 2002, where he specialized in intellectual property and general business litigation. From 1986 to 2000, he was a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. From 1984 to 1986, he was a law clerk to the Hon. J. Lawrence Irving, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of California.

David has served on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and the Corporate Directors Forum since 2010. From 2009 to 2016, he was a director on the board of Sequenom, Inc.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University; a Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude, from the University of Texas School of Law; a Master of Science in executive leadership from the University of San Diego; and a bachelor’s in political science and managerial studies from Rice University.


Brett Sandercock

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Sandercock was appointed chief financial officer in January 2006. Previously, he served as ResMed’s vice president of Treasury and Finance from November 2004 until December 2005, and group accountant and controller from 1998 to 2004.

Before joining ResMed, Brett was manager of Financial Accounting and Group Reporting at Norton Abrasives, a division of Saint-Gobain, a French multinational corporation, from 1996 to 1998. He also held finance and accounting roles from 1994 to 1996 at Health Care of Australia, a large private hospital operator. From 1989 to 1994, he worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Sydney, specializing in audits of clients across distribution and manufacturing, financial services, technology, and other industries.

Brett holds a bachelor’s in economics from Macquarie University in Sydney, and is a Certified Chartered Accountant.


Jim Hollingshead

President, Sleep Business

Jim Hollingshead was appointed president of ResMed’s sleep business in July 2017. He previously served as president of the company’s Americas region, beginning in March 2013. He joined the company in 2010 as vice president of Strategy and Business Development. In 2011, his role was expanded to include the leadership of ResMed’s Ventures and Initiatives unit, responsible for growing early-stage businesses.

Jim has helped create and execute ResMed’s strategy to transform its business – and the sleep therapy industry – by introducing built-in communications on all of its medical devices, coupled with cloud-based business process automation applications that helps customers grow revenues while also cutting costs. Under Jim’s leadership in the Americas region, ResMed launched the Air10™ Series of cloud-connected CPAP machines, which led to rapid share gains and unprecedented adoption of its SaaS platforms. As a result, ResMed is the world’s leading company in remote patient monitoring with an expanding portfolio of device- and SaaS-based offerings for both patients and healthcare providers.

Before joining ResMed, Jim spent 18 years in strategy consulting, where he worked with senior executives across a wide range of industries, mainly biotech, high tech and telecommunications. From 2008 to 2010, he was a senior partner in the Strategy and Life Sciences practices at Deloitte Consulting, based in San Francisco.

Before that, Jim was West Coast managing partner for Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, working in various offices around the world and successfully launching and running three different practices, including a London-based pan-European marketing strategy practice.

Jim currently sits on the Board of SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, Pegasus Capital and Oz Media, aimed at creating a consumer marketplace for scientifically validated sleep solutions like the S+ by ResMed.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and international relations with Highest Distinction from Stanford University, and a master’s and Ph.D in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was awarded a graduate student Fellowship by the National Science Foundation.


Richie McHale

President, Respiratory Care Business

Richie McHale was appointed president of ResMed’s respiratory care business in July 2017. He previously served as the company’s chief human resources officer, beginning in November 2013, and joined ResMed in 2011 as director of its United Kingdom business team, leading strong growth in the region.

Richie has 25 years’ experience in the life sciences sector, working primarily in commercial roles within pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies. Prior to joining ResMed, he was managing director of UCB Pharma’s United Kingdom and Ireland business units. He also served as chair of the European Medicines Group and a member of the Board of Management for the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

Richie holds a master’s degree in coaching psychology from the Metanoia Institute in London, and is affiliated with both the Metanoia Institute and the British Psychological Society. 


Raj Sodhi

President, SaaS Business & Healthcare Informatics

Raj Sodhi was appointed president of ResMed’s software as a service (SaaS) business in July 2017, adding to his current role as president of Healthcare Informatics, which he was appointed to in 2014. He was previously vice president of the global Healthcare Informatics team, helping build ResMed’s HI strength and leading to its current standing as the world’s leading company in remote patient monitoring, with an expanding portfolio of device- and SaaS-based offerings. He joined ResMed in 2012 through the acquisition of Umbian Inc. of which he was co-founder and president.

Before ResMed and Umbian, Raj worked in the financial services industry, designing, developing and managing SaaS solutions. He was senior vice president of Business Development and chief technology officer for Skipjack Financial Services from 2005 to 2009, and co-founder and chief technology officer of TransActive Ecommerce Solutions from 2000 to 2005.

Raj holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and statistics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Katrin Pucknat

Chief Executive Officer of ResMed Healthcare, Germany

Katrin Pucknat was appointed chief executive officer of ResMed Healthcare, Germany, in July 2016. ResMed Healthcare is a German homecare provider that services patients with sleep-disordered breathing, COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases. She joined ResMed in 2010, most recently serving as vice president of business transformation for ResMed’s European and Asia Pacific regions, director for ResMed’s European sleep-disordered breathing business, and various roles managing functions within ResMed Healthcare in Germany, including patient services, TPR, field offices and the consumer business.

Katrin has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device segment, with particular focus on the functions of marketing, communications, business innovation and business development. Before joining ResMed, she held various senior executive global marketing roles at medical device companies in the United States and Europe.

While gaining her broad experience based in the U.S. market, Katrin earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is based at the ResMed Healthcare headquarters in Munich, Germany.


Justin Leong

Senior Vice President, Asia Growth Markets

Justin Leong was appointed senior vice president of ResMed's growth markets in Asia, including China and India, in May 2016. He joined ResMed in 2013 as vice president of Global Strategy, adding the role of General Manager of Greater China in 2015.

Before joining ResMed, Justin was a director at London-based investment firm HgCapital from 2006 to 2012, responsible for acquisitions and portfolio management, and serving on the board of directors of several European healthcare companies. From 1999 to 2004, he was a management consultant with Bain & Co. in Sydney, Boston and New York, where he advised clients on growth strategies, operational improvement projects, mergers and acquisitions.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.


Nupur Bhushan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nupur Bhushan was appointed ResMed’s chief human resources officer in July 2017, and is responsible for linking ResMed’s employee and corporate strategies across 100 countries and more than 6,000 employees. She has 17 years of HR experience in the high tech and life sciences industries across multiple geographies and cultures. Previously, she served as ResMed’s vice president of Global Reward and Mobility.

Prior to joining ResMed in 2014, Nupur was IBM’s Asia-Pacific Compensation & Benefits Director, responsible for reward strategy and design across 15 countries and 45,000 employees. She also served as a trustee director on the IBM Superannuation Fund.

Nupur has a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from The Goa Institute of Management in Goa, India, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Delhi University, India.


Hemanth Reddy

Chief Strategy Officer

Hemanth Reddy was appointed ResMed’s chief strategy officer in September 2013, responsible for the company’s global corporate strategy and corporate development functions.

Prior to joining ResMed, Hemanth was a strategy consultant for 14 years, advising on a range of issues including corporate strategy, business unit strategy, portfolio strategy, and inorganic growth strategy across consumer products, high tech, biotech and other industries. He was most recently a principal with Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy practice, co-leading its San Francisco office. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner with Monitor Group where he co-led corporate finance activities in North America and shared leadership responsibility for Monitor’s Mergers & Acquisitions advisory practice. Before Monitor Group, he was an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in New York, where he advised clients in structuring and executing debt and equity offerings, as well as private equity transactions.

Hemanth holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Strategy and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s in computer science from Cornell University’s College of Engineering. 


Dr. Carlos M. Nunez, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., was appointed ResMed’s chief medical officer in January 2017. Prior to joining ResMed, he was senior vice president of Medical Affairs at Becton, Dickinson and Company, leading the Office of Science, Medicine and Technology for its largest division. Before that, he was chief medical officer at CareFusion, where he built and led a global team that provided company-wide medical oversight.

From 2000 to 2011, Carlos was chief physician executive at Picis, Inc., an industry-leading medical informatics company that became part of the Optum division of UnitedHealth Group. At Picis/Optum, Carlos provided medical leadership and clinical direction for corporate strategy, marketing, product development, sales, implementation and customer relations for global markets.

Before working in the medtech industry, Carlos was a practicing anesthesiologist, intensivist and hospitalist; director of critical care research, informatics and analytics; and the Duke University educational affiliation at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast.

Carlos received his medical doctorate from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also completed his postgraduate training in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and clinical research.


Frank Lacagnina

Chief Information Officer

Frank Lacagnina was appointed ResMed’s chief information officer in September 2010, responsible for developing corporate strategy for this diverse and globally positioned information technology organization.

For more than 30 years, Frank has led IT organizations within semiconductor and medical device manufacturing, financial, government and health insurance businesses. He specializes in the leadership of global IT organizations, with a focus on digitalization and efficiency. Before joining ResMed, he spent 14 years introducing innovative technical business solutions for Motorola's Semiconductor Product Sector and at ON Semiconductor, a Motorola spinoff company. He also was CIO for a sovereign Indian nation in Scottsdale, Arizona, developing skilled employees and leveraging the latest technologies to drive significant advancement and modernization for the community, including public safety, justice administration, patient management and other critical services and systems.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Arizona, majoring in information systems management. He also earned an Associate of Applied Sciences in computer programming/analysis from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. He has completed further studies in leadership and management from the Thunderbird International School of Business and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


Andrew Price

President, Global Operations

Andrew Price was appointed president of ResMed's global operations in July 2017. He joined ResMed in 1999, most recently serving as president of Innovation and Operations. He also served in a variety of senior leadership roles for the company, including senior vice president of global manufacturing and logistics, vice president of marketing for Asia Pacific, and vice president of product development and marketing in the company’s Sleep-disordered Breathing business unit. He joined ResMed as a design engineer and holds a number of patents granted worldwide.

Prior to joining ResMed, Andrew held product development roles at Sunbeam, a consumer appliances manufacturer, and Aristocrat Leisure Industries, one of the world’s leading providers of gaming solutions.

Andrew graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the INSEAD International Business School in Singapore, holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in industrial design from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.