Ken was brought up in Dannevirke and moved to Hastings after completing a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Administration at Victoria University. Ken has worked in a number of finance, business, and senior management positions within Hawke’s Bay, as well as his own Management and Mediation Consultancy.
Ken is currently the Company Secretary for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, having been with the DHB now for over 16 years. For a significant part of this time, Ken provided management oversight of the patient transport and air ambulance services provided and funded by the DHB.
Ken is a retired Army Reserve Brigadier, having held the position of Territorial Force Advisor to the Chief of Army, prior to his retirement after 32 years of service. Ken is married to Dot and has two adult children.