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Rod Eddington, 55 Chief Executive of British Airways, London Rod Eddington has been the chief executive of British Airways since 2000. He will join the board of Rio Tinto with effect from 1 September 2005. He was managing director of Cathay Pacific Airways from 1992 to 1996 and became chairman of Ansett Airlines in 1997. He was educated at the University of West- ern Australia and Oxford University where, as a Rhodes Scholar, he completed a doctorate in engineering science. He plans to return to Australia at the end of this year. His interests include cricket, Australian Rules football, and bridge. Grant Every-Burns, 53 Chief Executive and Managing Director of Macquarie Generation, Newcastle Grant Every-Burns is the chief executive and managing director of Macquarie Generation. The NSW state-owned corporation owns and operates the Bayswater and Liddell powerstations in the Upper Hunter Valley. In 2003/2004, Macquarie Generation recorded revenue of approximately $800 million and an after tax profit of $100 million. The corporation employs over 600 people. Every-Burns holds a bachelor of engineer- ing (honours) in electrical engineering from the University of NSW. Over almost 30 years he has worked in six of the seven major NSW powerstations, including senior management positions at Liddell, Bayswater and Eraring, before joining the executive of Pacific Power as assistant general manager and then leading Macquarie Generation through the corporatisation process. “The corporation is Australia’s largest elec- tricity generator supplying 15% of NEM (National Electricity Market) requirements. It is now recognised as one of the lower-cost producers in the national market,” he said. Every-Burns is committed to new electric- ity supply projects in peaking and baseload generation which are cleaner than the comparable technologies, and provide a base for technical and commercial skill development and jobs growth. Outside of engineering and his work, he enjoys leisure boating, scuba diving and family time, as well as supporting the Hunter’s Rescue Helicopter Service and local medical research. Lucio di Bartolomeo, 51 Managing Director of ADI, Sydney Civil engineer Lucio di Bartolomeo became managing director of ADI in 2002, following his previous five-year involvement as managing director of FreightCorp, a business unit of the former State Rail Authority of NSW which he established on a commercial footing, preparing it for privatisation in 2002. He nominates his role in the commercialisation of rail freight in NSW as his proudest career achievement. As head of a leading defence industry firm Di Bartolomeo enjoys the ongoing challenge of ensuring ADI can access the latest technology, “both through its own R&D program and through accessing the best overseas technologies.” He wants to see ADI develop into a global player specialising in the niche areas of military and specialist vehicles, such as the Bushmaster and its FireKing firefighting variant, and in building the company’s Australian defence industry base. Peter Farrell, 63 Chairman and CEO of the ResMed Group, San Diego Dr Peter Farrell is the chairman and CEO of the ResMed Group, which has about 30 subsidiary companies around the world, employing 1600 staff including 800 in Australia. For the third quarter of the financial year ending 30 June 2005, the group achieved US$108.5 million in revenue – up 19% and the 40th consecutive record quarter since listing. Farrell is a chemical engineer from the Uni- versity of Sydney, and also has a master of engineering (chemical) from MIT and a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington. In the past 12 months, Farrell was ap- pointed a Member of the Order of Australia, named as the 2005 Warren Centre Hero of Innovation, elected vice-chairman of the Executive Council for the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine and served on the Board of Trustees of the UCSD Foundation. At Harvard Medical School, he also established the Peter C Farrell Professorship of Sleep Medicine with a gift. In his spare time, Farrell plays golf and col- lects art. Through the latter, he was elected vice-president of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and has served on the board of the National Gallery of Australia. Grant Every-Burns is committed to new electricity supply projects in peaking and baseload generation which are cleaner than the comparable technologies. ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2005 37 36-44 g - industry 37 6/2/05, 8:37 PM industry