Crisis Management Ltd is an internationally focussed consultancy and services company with representatives and reach across the globe


Crisis Management Limited was formed with the merger of the team behind the successful international publication, The Crisis Response Journal and an international consultancy company, Taynuilt Associates Limited.


Crisis Management Limited is a multi-faceted company with extensive experience across a wide sector of Law Enforcement, Security, Resilience and Crisis-Management related areas. We provide consultancy services, training, mentoring and strategic communications advisory services to meet the needs of our across the globe.


The company has it’s headquarters in the UK but has an extensive network of highly skilled Consultants across the globe, who are recognised and renowned experts in their specialist field.


Kirsty McKinlay-Stewart

Kirsty spent 15 years as a police officer in the UK, during which time she held a number roles relevant to crisis and risk management and was also seconded to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre where she led the portfolio relating to serious and organised crime. Prior to joining the police, Kirsty successfully ran her own company and, on leaving the force, she worked as Business Development Manager for an international policing and security consultancy firm.

Kirsty holds Diplomas in Police Leadership and Integrated Emergency Management and is a Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, a Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk and a Member of the Security Institute.

Emily Hough

Emily Hough is Editor in Chief of Crisis Response Journal, which she launched 13 years ago. She works both in print and online, specialising in international publishing, events and conferences, mainly in the fields of disaster and crisis management.

Emily has founded and organised high-level conferences and seminars in the resilience and response field, identifying global trends and anticipating future hazard scenarios.

She has chaired, spoken at, moderated, acted as rapporteur and helped to curate numerous international events, including: The 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum in Vienna, Austria, (2014); the United Nations Global Platform in Geneva, Switzerland (2013); UNISDR Heritage and Resilience event in Venice, Italy (2012); several European Commission Civil Protection Forums, Brussels, Belgium; several IDER conferences (Rome, Italy; Brussels, Belgium); Floodfighters; National Risk; Counter-Terror Expo; Milipol (Paris and Qatar) and events at the Royal United Services Institute and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Wilton Park.

Emily has initiated and overseen the launches of specialist, academic and news-led print and online publications in English and other languages; was a founder member of City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN), and has edited and published various books within the emergency response, management and analysis sectors.

Before launching CRJ, she worked in publishing and conferences within the Fire and Rescue sector, reporting on fire service and humanitarian activities from around the world, including military operations in Bosnia and Kosovo, work in the settlements and squatter camps in South Africa, firefighter training in Peru and Argentina, and numerous other countries.

Her focus remains on developing links with people around the globe, and reporting internationally to raise awareness of resilience and disaster prevention initiatives; she also strives to highlight forgotten disasters and to identify overlooked or new hazards, and ways of mitigating their effects.

David Stewart

David was a career police officer in the UK, rising to the rank of Chief Superintendent. During his 30 years police service, David gained extensive experience of all aspects of policing and security He was the Police Silver Commander in the immediate aftermath of the 2007 Glasgow Airport terrorist attack and was the lead officer for 2 strands of the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy within Scotland’s largest police service. After leaving the police in 2013, David was appointed Strategic Policing Advisor for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Overseas Territories Division and also held the post of Security Programme Manager for the very successful 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

He established and ran his own successful police and security consultancy company and subsequently worked on a number of related projects worldwide, including the UK, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

David has MBA and BSc degrees and holds a number of professional memberships in the areas of Management, Risk, Security, Project Management and Emergency Management and was awarded the accolade of UK Chartered Manager of the Year in 2013.

He has been published in two academic textbooks on the topics of Police Leadership and Programme Management and was formerly a visiting speaker at the University of St Andrews and lectured on Crisis Management at the Scottish Police College.

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