We are delighted to announce that Ken McCracken has been inducted into the Family Business United ‘Family Business Hall of Fame,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work in advancing the field of family business.
Ken helps family enterprises create effective governance, and to develop practical plans to cope with the transition in ownership and leadership between generations and is a consultant and teacher who has worked with family enterprises in various parts of the world for over 25 years.
A former lawyer, Ken helped to establish the first university-based education programme in the United Kingdom for family business owners and leaders.
His work now includes:
- Succession planning for family businesses and family offices.
- Creating effective governance for these enterprises.
- Helping clients implement their succession and governance plans, including serving on various family councils and similar bodies and coaching individuals through the process of change.
- Providing training for the different generations in an enterprising family and for their advisers.
Ken is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), an international association for family business practitioners and educators. He is author of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Advanced Certificate in Advising the Family Business, which is provided as an online course to a global audience. He is also author of the book, Creating the Trusted Team of Advisers for a Family Business.
Ken is a past recipient of the FFI Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Achievement and the STEP Award for Family Business Adviser of the Year.
As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Ken has been an avid supporter and contributor to the world of family business for many years now and deserves recognition for the work that he has done and continues to do within the family business sector.”
As Ken concludes, “I find family enterprises fascinating. I love providing ideas and information that will help them to understand their unique challenges and to make good decisions that will shape their future. There is plenty of space in a Hall of Fame for many more advisers who want to develop and expand this field of knowledge and practice.”