Ken Carter is one of the founding Trustees of the Aortic Centre Trust and its first donor.  Ken has had an extremely distinguished business career:  as CEO of Lloyd Thompson Group he steered the company to a successful listing.  In 1997, Lloyd Thompson merged with Jardine Insurance Brokers to form Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc.  Ken remained CEO until 2003 when he became Chairman, before retiring in 2006.  In 1993, Ken founded the Kilcreggan Charitable Trust and remained Chairman of its board of trustees until the charity was wound up in 2016.   Ken has had personal experience of successful aortic surgery and it was that motivated him to drive the establishment of the Aortic Centre Trust.