Ken Hawksworth

Ken Hawksworth

C. Eng, M I Mech. E, MCMI

The UK’s loss was South Africa’s gain when Ken decided to settle in this country in the early 80’s. He currently manages his own company where he manufactures and sells pool accessories which he invented and patented.

He has had a wealth of experience in executive and general management
in the technical and engineering fields, working for well-established companies in a variety of roles both here and in the UK.

After school he studied further, completed a comprehensive 5-year engineering apprenticeship and didn’t look back as he grew through positions including Project and Manufacturing Manager; Production and Technical Operations Manager; Engineering Services Manager and Works Engineer and others besides.

Ken has been active in the III since 2003, is now a Trustee and Director of the Institute and has held the position of Chairman since 2012. He is also a panel member for the Institute where his hands-on experience and engineering background enables him to give wide ranging advice on all sorts of subjects suited to invention and innovation.

A mandate being met.