Ken has considerable business experience in the Asia Pacific region having worked at a senior level for a diverse group of organisations in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA covering a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, mining, private equity and biomedical.
His areas of expertise cover corporate finance (M&A, restructuring and fund raising), general finance, human resource (HR) management and startup companies.
His previous experience includes Head of Finance and HR for the Asian arm of a large Belgian multinational global leader in industrial minerals, Head of Finance, HR and Innovation for a highly successful medium size family-owned Singapore regional manufacturing company and Commercial Manager at an innovative publicly-listed subterranean pipe rehabilitation company in Adelaide. Ken was also deeply involved with corporate finance having served as Assistant Director in one of Asia's earliest and largest private equity funds.
Driving cultural change and innovation are his special areas of interest and his international experience provides strong insights into identifying company building strategies. He is well connected with the Singapore startup community and in recent years, has personally driven two biomedical projects with leading hospital groups and is responsible for his previous employer successfully receiving the prestigious Co-Investment Partner status with the government's SPRING Seed Capital Fund that invests in deep tech startups. He currently advises a medical/dental e-commerce company as it expands from Singapore to India as well as a lifestyle products startup in Australia.
His formative years were spent in Adelaide after graduating with Bachelor Economics (University of Adelaide). Ken also holds an MBA from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand for over 25 years.