Ken Maud grew up in Johannesburg. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand. After a stint in finance he assisted in the development of two significant listed companies, one here in South Africa and the other a global technology company. He has owned game farms in the Waterberg for 36 years. He was Chairman of Waterberg Welfare Society as well as Waterberg Nature Conservancy and lives on Swebeswebe near Lephalale.