Kenyon Emergency Services, the world leader in emergency planning and incident response and part of the global aviation services group Air Partner, a Wheels Up company, has appointed chartered psychologist Dr Mike Rennie as Humanitarian Services Manager.
A specialist in the application of psychology in military and emergency service operations, Dr Mike Rennie has spent 15 years as a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Behavioural Science at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has mentored global leaders in operational psychology and has held a role as an academic mentor in Kabul at the Afghan National Army Officers Academy. He has been a mental health consultant to fire & rescue services in the UK, and currently holds a position on the leadership team of Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue.
At Kenyon, Dr Rennie will manage the development and delivery of humanitarian services. The portfolio includes support provided for survivors and families at the point of the incident and support for survivors, families and responders following an incident. The portfolio also includes mental health awareness training for Kenyon’s own clients, a pre-emptive measure that is supported by research, which demonstrates that mental health awareness training can increase a person’s resilience, equipping them with the tools to better handle adverse situations.
Dr Rennie says: “The widespread mental health impact of being involved in or witnessing trauma cannot be underestimated. Our humanitarian services support not only the bereaved and survivors, but we also ask ourselves “who helps the helpers?” and provide mental health support to Incident responders.”
As an Academic, Dr Rennie has strong links to numerous diverse institutions and professional bodies, holding Fellowships in several, and regularly delivering presentations at conferences.
Before joining Kenyon full-time as Humanitarian Services Manager, Mike was a Mental Health Advisor to the team at Kenyon.
Kenyon has over 117 years of hands-on experience managing complex international crises and stands as the leading full-spectrum provider of disaster response services. These services include disaster planning, incident management and recovery. Kenyon’s staff and services are the most experienced and adept of their kind and are trusted by over 600 businesses and governments worldwide.
About Air Partner Group, a Wheels Up Company
Founded in 1961, Air Partner Group is a world-leading international aviation services group providing aircraft charter, aviation safety and security solutions, and managed services to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals, as well as civil and military organisations.
The Air Partner Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter and Air Partner Services (previously Safety & Security). Air Partner Charter comprises of group charter, private jets, cargo, and specialist services. Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Cargo charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time.
Air Partner Services comprises Baines Simmons, Redline Assured Security Ltd and Kenyon Emergency Services. Baines Simmons offers aviation safety management and fatigue risk management services and training. Redline Assured Security delivers government-standard security training, consultancy, and solutions to regulated, high value and high threat environments. Kenyon International Emergency Services is a world leader in emergency planning and incident response.
Air Partner works with Climate and Development experts Climate Impact Partners, to allow clients to offset carbon emissions in support of projects that not only cut carbon but also alleviate poverty and improve lives.
Air Partner Limited is a Wheels Up company, the leading provider of on-demand private aviation in the U.S. and one of the largest private aviation companies in the world. Wheels Up is headquartered in New York City and operates in 25 locations across three continents and employs 2,700 professionals globally. Air Partner Group is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. More information is available on the company's website (www.airpartnergroup.com)