After an early career in industry and with management consultants McKinsey, Ken has worked for more than 20 years in leadership roles in national and international NGOs. Until 2009, he was International Director of Save the Children, responsible for a team of 5000 staff across 50 countries, and budgets of $200m pa. He also led a taskforce set up by the International Board of Save the Children to plan and coordinate the transition to unified country offices for all members of the Save the Children Alliance.
In 2009, Ken left Save the Children to found his own consultancy organisation specialising in issues of concern to the boards of major international NGOs. Over the last six years, he has worked with most of the leading INGO federations in the world, mainly on issues of strategy, governance, and assessing programme effectiveness and impact, and has published several articles on global NGO governance issues (some are available in the Knowledge Hub of this website)
He has wide experience as a non-executive Board member in leading international and national NGOs, including as Board Chair, and as lead Board member for programmes, campaigns, and Board development.
Ken founded Baobab with his colleagues in 2013, and acted as its Director, alongside his consulting and Board commitments.
He is now the Executive Director of WaterAid International, and is no longer working actively as a consultant.
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