Kirk KinnellFormer Hostage Negotiator at Mullenders Ltd & Schranner Negotiation Institute
A recently retired and highly experienced police negotiator, Kirk has been deployed as the lead negotiator on a number of occasions where UK nationals have been kidnapped abroad.
He has instructed on Hostage and Crisis Negotiation since 2001, within the UK and abroad. As the recent Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing in Scotland, he has a unique insight into both disciplines, which complement each other in the resolution of conflict.
He has spoken at various National Conferences including Columbus Ohio, Sweden, Dubai, Japan and has instructed internationally at the Hostage Crisis Negotiator Course of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Quantico, Virginia, USA.
He has represented the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on the U.K. Government Counter Terrorist Bilateral Assistance Programme by training the Philippine National Police.
He was also recently the lead advisor to U.S. Law Enforcement and produced models for Conflict Resolution, Decision Making and De-escalation of Force.
He currently shares his experience and delivers training to the private sector on business negotiation, listening and influencing skills throughout the U.K. and beyond to places like New Zealand, Brazil, Singapore, China, Dubai, Republic of Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Serbia.
He is an associate of both Mullenders Ltd and Schranner Negotiation Institute.
He has a BA Degree in Policing Studies from Strathclyde University and a Certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University.
He is a married man living on the outskirts of Glasgow with his wife and two children.