He has also been a director in Australia in the contracting sector with West Coast Energy.
In 2007, Ken was selected for leadership training via an AGMARDT scholarship for the FAME programme which involved study and market visits in China, Japan the USA and Europe. In 2008 he was selected for Fonterra's Governance Development programme. Ken lives on their farm in Paparoa. In 2009 the property received several awards in the Northland Ballance farm environment awards.