Kenyon International Emergency Services Appoints New Vice President of Global Response

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Kenyon International Emergency Services, the leading full-spectrum provider of disaster response services, part of the global aviation services group, Air Partner, today announced the appointment of Kevin Curreri as Vice President of Global Response. The appointment comes as the emergency response provider continues to enhance its global team of crisis and disaster responses experts.

Based in Kenyon’s UK headquarters in Bracknell, Kevin will have full strategic and operational responsibility for Crisis Management and Disaster Response within the Air Partner Services Division. Reporting to Jonathan Astill, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Services, Kevin will play a vital leadership role in working 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 as a security advisor, risk management specialist and justice sector development expert. 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 also 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.

Jonathan Astill, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Services, Air Partner said: “Kevin brings a unique skill set to the Kenyon team, enabling us to continuously improve and enhance our services. To work in this field requires strong leadership and experience, making Kevin the perfect choice for this role. We look forward to working with Kevin as we continue to deliver best-in-class emergency and crisis management and support.”

Kevin joins Kenyon’s recently expanded senior leadership team in Bracknell including Shabita Sumaraj and Dean Trussler who were recently appointed as Head of Humanitarian Services and Head of Crisis Centre Management and Preparedness, respectively.

Since 1906, Kenyon International Emergency Services has successfully navigated and managed complex international crises, including providing disaster relief support during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which involved mobile mortuaries, crisis communication support, and comprehensive IT support to the Disaster Victim Identification Information Management Center, leading to over 90% of reported missing persons being positively identified. It also provided support to those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, deploying search and recovery teams to recover valued personal property for the residents and reunite the items with their owners.