Kevin Curreri

Kevin has full strategic and operational responsibility for Crisis Management and Disaster Response within Kenyon.  In this vital leadership role Kevin works with Kenyon’s clients, including Government agencies, emergency services, local authorities, and major corporations, across the globe to ensure that the response to crises and emergencies is focused on achieving the best outcomes for those affected at their most difficult time.

Kevin has extensive first-hand experience.  In his most recent role as Director of Operations for Control Risks’ Confidential Crisis Response Department, Kevin managed a team of specialist consultants to advise clients on the resolution of kidnap, piracy, detention, disappearance, threat, and extortion incidents. He previously served with the United Nations (UN) in Somalia as a key member of the UN Hostage Management Programme, managing responses to the kidnapping of UN staff members and their dependants throughout the world.  He also had responsibility for security operations, justice sector development and risk management for the United Nations in Somalia.  He began his career in law enforcement serving as a senior police officer in both the United States and Australia with his last role being the Head of the Queensland Police Service’s Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit in Australia.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Crisis Negotiations from Charles Sturt University (Australia) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Colorado State University (USA).