Ken Carter is the Founder of Deafax and is now the Director of the Deafax Research and Development Unit which is based at the University of Reading. He attended Millfield School and has studied at Loughborough, Surrey and London Universities. In his early years he excelled at sport and undertook duties as a Royal Marine Commando. When he became a parent of a deaf daughter he trained as a teacher of the deaf and went on to work as an advisory lecturer in special needs.

He has been responsible for helping to set up 10 charities/companies limited by guarantee operating as charitable/social entrepreneur and Advisor. For his contribution to preventative medicine and healthcare, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in 2007. In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Degree from Loughborough University as part of their Centenary Celebrations and recently recognized as a Distinguished Old Millfieldian.