Kenneth is Chief Executive of Falkirk Council and is appointed as Returning Officer for elections to that local authority and for the UK Parliamentary constituency of Falkirk. For Scottish Parliamentary elections, Kenneth is Returning Officer for two constituencies, Falkirk East and Falkirk West. Prior to joining Falkirk as Chief Executive in August 2018 Kenneth had held senior posts at Dartford Borough Council in Kent and Scottish Borders Council before being appointed Chief Executive of Midlothian Council in September 2009.
In May 2019 Kenneth was appointed as Regional Returning Officer for the Electoral Region of Scotland for the final European Parliamentary Elections that would include the UK before the state left the EU. In that role he was responsible for the delivery of the election across the whole of Scotland, overseeing the nomination process, the work of the 32 Local Returning Officers and the collation and declaration of the final results.
Kenneth was appointed as a Returning Officer member of the EMB for a four year period from 1 November 2019.