In 1973 Keith joined World Association of Detectives (W.A.D.) and then commenced to work Internationally as private investigator, he became well known for his involvement in child recovery cases. Often these cases were the result of a breakup within an inter-racial marriage, where a child/children were taken out of the country by a non custodial parent and without the consent of the other parent. Keith has risked his life on many occasions, venturing into various countries to set up stings, or under some subterfuge to locate the relevant children for retrieval.
Some of the international countries that were entered for surveillance and retrieval were Japan, Korea, Thailand, Fiji, Singapore, Philippines, Poland (3 cases), Lithuania, Germany, Malaysia, Malta, Canada, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Cyprus and Yemen. The Yemen case was the most daring, where Keith was initially put in jail and then deported after one week. Beyond all odds, Keith obtained different documentation and went back into Yemen undetected and stayed for four weeks to work on the case
In 1969 a move back into the Investigative area was made and together with an ex QLD State Police Officer (who Keith bought out in 1975), this Private Investigation business was established in Brisbane, the home town of Keith. The business was initially named Allied Investigation Services and after a few name changes became known as International Detection Services (I.D.S.) in about 1980.
Keith would assess every case and accepted only about three out of five cases referred to him. He always wanted to make sure that morally he was doing the right thing for the children involved. He is still a hero to many of the children who remain in contact with him. In 1990 and again in 1992 Keith campaigned/ran for a seat in the Australian Parliament but came second both times (no prizes for second place).
I.D.S. became the most high profile private investigation business in Australia in the latter 1990s and early 2000s. It was in 2004 that Keith decided to sell the business to a current employee Nick Wright and his partner Peter Harkin (ex State Police Officer). The business continues to grow and expand under this new ownership and has become known as one of the leading agencies in Australia. Keith continues to be a consulting Investigator and still accepts cases for a number of international clients.