I’m Ken.

I have the pleasure of heading up The Mission To End Leprosy, a global network of organisations with a big, ambitious, plan to rid the world of leprosy: the oldest known communicable disease. 

This is my personal blog and all opinions offered here are  my own. They do not necessarily match those of the organistion with which I work.  

I’m 100% Irish, but I live globally: my work requires much travel across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.  Nowadays “home” has a loose definition. I can just as easily navigate around the rural villages of India as I can find my way across Dublin city. 

For two decades, my work has introduced me to the most amazing mix of people and circumstances. I have dined at tables with royalty and have been equally privileged to share food with families in some of the world’s worst slums. I am as comfortable in corporate boardrooms as sitting in the doorways that homeless Asians call “home”. 

I am constantly curious about and forever amazed by the world and how it works, it’s people, their struggles and victories, their beliefs and actions. 

I’m  100% committed to fighting disease, poverty, injustice, and intolerance.  

Unashamedly,  I hold tight to my Christian faith but have have the immense privilege to count people from all faiths and none amongst my close friends and colleagues.

Christian compassion motivates all that I strive to achieve in the world, but what I have to offer I share without  consideration of race,  religion, gender, sexuality or any other means by which some others differentiate.  I am of deep conviction but I judge nobody. 

I’m delighted that you stoped by. Let’s work together to make the world a more equitable, caring, tolerant, better place!