Ray O’Farrell’s teaching career began at Ballyfermot Vocational School in Dublin, Ireland. In 1971, he moved to Gill & Macmillan as Education Division Manager – responsible for the primary and secondary publishing.
In Australia, Ray has worked with Thomas Nelson (Senior Editor Education); Longman Cheshire, now Pearson, (Publisher then Publishing Director) and Oxford University Press (Publishing Director then Education Division Director).
Ray O’Farrell’s first visit to Papua New Guinea was in 1976. He fell in love with the country and its people. Ray has continued to visit and publish books for Papua New Guinea for over 45 years.
In addition to his experience in Papua New Guinea, Ray’s career has included publishing books for several other countries: Ireland, the U.K., USA and Canada, New Zealand and Australia.