From as far back as he can remember, Ken has loved being on the water. He learnt to sail at a young age and designed and built his own sailing dinghy as a teenager.  This led him to study naval architecture at university - and so began a lifelong passion with boat building and the sea.

Ken’s professional career started as a surveyor at Lloyd’s Register, where he moved through the ranks to become a specialist in the passenger safety department.

In 2002 he moved overseas to join the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry. Here he helped establish it as the largest superyacht registry in the world. He was at the forefront of the introduction of both the MCA and PYC Codes and, in more recent years, was involved with the design and construction of the world's largest yachts - from conception to delivery.

Ken is now DPA / CSO of Manta, and primarily focuses on safety management and regulatory consulting.

Ken still enjoys sailing - when he can find the time - and is looking forward to passing on his enthusiasm to his young son.