Sir Michael Daniell, of Auckland, KNZM, for services to business, healthcare and governance
Sir Michael Daniell joined the research and development team in the nascent Medical Division of Fisher & Paykel Industries in 1979, and over a 37-year career he became the general manager of the renamed Healthcare Division in 1990 and CEO of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare when it separated from the Appliances business of Fisher & Paykel in 2001. Sir Michael was CEO and Managing Director until 2016 and continues as a Board member. Under his leadership the F&P Healthcare team grew the business into a world leading company for the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of medical devices to assist patients with breathing difficulties, with its market capitalisation reaching $20 billion last year. It has the largest global market share for intensive care respiratory humidifiers and high flow oxygen therapy systems. The company has 5,000 employees, with staff located in more than 40 countries. He was awarded CEO of the Year at the Deloitte Top 200 awards in 2013.
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