Ken McCracken

Ken is Head of Family Business Consulting at KPMG LLP and was previously the joint founding partner of Withers Consulting Group, an international consulting firm focusing on governance architecture and transitions. Ken has specialised in working with family businesses since 1995.

In his consulting work, Ken has particular expertise in family enterprise continuity planning and governance issues for family offices and family businesses. His clients range from first generation entrepreneurial businesses to diverse multi-generational family offices.

Ken is a corporate lawyer with several years’ experience of serving as the chief executive of a law firm. He is regularly invited to speak and write on issues affecting enterprising families and to provide strategic advice and training for other advisers and groupings such as professional associations, educators and trade bodies. He is also actively involved in improving the overall awareness of the economic and social contribution made by enterprising families.

Ken is a past recipient of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Achievement.