Ken is a Life Member of the Australian Coal Preparation Society and was a long serving member of the Queensland Society. His service to the Society includes:
- 6 years on the Committee – 1973-74 until 1978-79
- 2 years as Chairman – 1973-74 and 1974-75
- 2 years as Vice-Chairman – 1975-76 and 1976-77
- 2 years as Treasurer – 1977-78 and 1978-79.
- Local Organising Committee for the International Congress in 1976
- Involved in establishing the first Modern Coal Preparation course by the Queensland Society in 1976.
- Wrote the first Coarse Coal Lecture notes (with assistance from Mike Williamson).
- Lecturer on Coarse Coal in the late 1970s.
Ken retired in 1998 after a distinguished career in the coal industry.
Ken was awarded Life Membership of the Society in 2008.