Ken Woodley emigrated from his native Ireland to Australia in 1982, working for Peter Kurts Group for a number of years before establishing Stewarts Real Estate in partnership with another real estate agent. Stewarts was responsible for marketing a number of David Devine's early property developments and joined the group full time in 1985 as head of marketing. Ken became a Director of the listed Devine Limited when it was floated on the ASX in 1993. His strong understanding of sales, marketing and branding was one of the driving forces behind Devine Limited's many years of success. Ken left Devine Limited in early 2010 to establish Metro Property Development.