Mr Kennedy has enjoyed a 40 year career in the non-ferrous mining and smelting industry, and has held a number of senior marketing and logistics roles with the CRA/RTZ Group, managing raw material sales from the Bougainville, Broken Hill, Cobar and Woodlawn mines, managed raw material purchases and supply into the Port Pirie lead smelter, Budel zinc smelter (Netherlands), and the Avonmouth (UK) and Cockle Creek (Newcastle) zinc-lead smelters. He was the resident Director of the Korea Zinc group of companies in Australia from 1991 until 2005, which encompassed the construction and commissioning of the Sun Metals zinc refinery in Townsville.

Mr Kennedy is Non-Executive Chairman of Terramin Australia (ASX: TZN).