Kenneth is a Chartered Accountant with 40 years of business leadership experience, last 10 in healthcare. In 2005, Kenneth led the acquisition of Independent Living Services (ILS), Scotland’s largest independent domiciliary care provider (home care). Kenneth grew this business by acquisition and put in place a new senior management team before exiting via a disposal to a private equity house.
Prior to his involvement with ILS, Kenneth negotiated the proposed acquisition of a large UK independent living business in a JV with a large US care home operator, as they looked to enter the UK market. Significant work was done researching the UK healthcare market and he led the due diligence on the business. Kenneth is the founder of the non-listed Kames Target Healthcare Property Unit Trust launched in 2010, and is Managing Partner of Target Advisers who are Investment Managers of that Fund, and in 2013 Target Advisers launched the Target Healthcare REIT on the London Stock Exchange, investing in Senior Care facilities.
Prior to his involvement in the healthcare sector, Kenneth has owned businesses in the publishing, IT, shipping and accountancy sectors and he holds a number of pro-bono charitable roles. He is a father of 5 children and at last count grand-father of 13.