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 a Company Director for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, where he leads the Support Services Division. Ken is also required to provide professional planning, management and business support to Health Services generally and deputise for the Chief Operating Officer.
Ken recently retired from the NZ Army (Territorial Force) where he last served as Brigadier, Territorial Force Advisor. Ken is married to Dot and has two adult children.