Has 30 years of experience in minerals exploration search for all major commodities, precious metals and diamonds on a global basis. Highlights in his career include:
Involvement with four deposits during their critical exploration stage, including a key role in designing the first geophysical programs for what is now the Ekati diamond mine.
Managed major software and hardware programs in the area of airborne EM development, from development through to deployment.
Championed the development of Falcon, the world's first airborne gravity gradiometer system for minerals exploration; for this effort, Ken was awarded the CSIRO (Australia's national research organization) "Research Achievement" medal for 2000. In addition, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists acknowledged this effort with awarding Ken the Grahame Sands Award (2001) for Innovation in Applied Geoscience. Both awards were made to the BHP Falcon Team, of which Ken was a member.