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Robert Rowntree

Robert Rowntree joined Kenyon in 2001 and has been involved in a wide variety of deployments worldwide. He led Kenyon's response in Namibia in 2014; Tripoli, Libya in 2010; as well as responding to incidents in Milan, Italy; Porte au Prince, Haiti, Resolute Bay, Canada; and Algeria. Robert has supported numerous repatriation operations in areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Mozambique and Christmas Island.

For more than 30 years, Robert has worked toward ensuring total support for families. As such, he has undertaken extensive projects around personal effects. Robert believes that supporting families is one of the most important elements of an operation. He has a passion for providing true and honest information and treating affected loved ones with respect and dignity.

Before joining Kenyon, Robert worked in the funeral industry for 25 years. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Robert has held the position of National President of the British Institute of Funeral Directors and the Cooperative Funeral Service Managers, and is an active member of the Emergency Planning Society.

Additionally, Robert is a qualified tutor and trainer. He recently achieved a BA (hons) in Business Management and Administration. Robert is regularly asked to speak at conferences, organizational seminars and workshops on topics around disaster management and operations and currently serves as a Guest Lecturer at a number of UK Universities on Post Graduate programs.

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