Ken has been the Managing Director of KRM Consultancy Ltd since the beginning of 2017. He was previously a senior manager in Trafford operating at strategic level with experience of collaboration across organisation borders driven by the understanding that developing and nurturing relationship is essential to creating new opportunities for partnership working to prevent and manage demand.
He led a range of transformation projects as part of the Public Sector Reform (PSR) agenda as part of a secondment by Trafford from March to October 2013, in Manchester working with colleagues from the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and central government focussing on whole-system reform.
Ken has significant experience of strategically and operationally leading children’s services. He managed and led a range of services such as Health, Social Care, Youth Justice and Children and Adolescence Mental Service. He achieved success based on delivering improved outcomes and strong performance, effective leadership, strategic vision, extensive planning, and collaboration across organisation boundaries.
Ken developed close working relationship with both voluntary and private sector organisations, as board member for organisations such as the Black Health Agency, as well as chairing and sitting on multi-agency steering groups,
He has a successful history of leading and shaping integrated services, delivered a range of transformation programmes through service redesign resulting in improved access, cost improvement and savings. Ken also developed and delivered a range of innovative and creative practices, supporting and enhancing people skills and capacity.
Ken has a strong commitment to partnership working, driven by a passion to improve public services and outcomes for children and families.
He is currently managing Director of his own company. As an Independent Panel Member, he is providing advice and information on the recruitment and reviews of Adopters and Foster Carers to both local Authority and private sector organisations.