Chairman & Independent Director
Ken commenced his career in the Financial Service industry in 1967 and was one of Australasia’s top advisors for over 40 years. During that time Ken achieved many milestones including Qualifying & Life Membership of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 30 years.
He was recognised for having the leading General Agency business in Australasia for the AXA (now AMP) group in 1998. Having served as National President of the Life Underwriters Association of NZ (now IFA) and pushing for a national licensing regime Ken was delighted to see the new professional standards that are now required under the FMA.Ken established Swain Financial Services which had branches throughout the South Island and a New Zealand wide network.
Since retiring in 2009 Ken has remained involved in the industry serving as Chairman and Director of several SME’s and acting as an advisor/mentor to a number of organisations. Ken is enthusiastic about the opportunity of assisting Lifetime to reach it’s true potential as New Zealand’s leading integrated financial services business.
Ken is married and living in Queenstown. He and his wife Jenette have two adult children and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys tramping and skiing with his grandchildren, playing golf, fishing, boating and overseas travel.