NEW YORK—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Tim Luckett co-chair of the global crisis communications and risk management practice. Luckett has served as head of crisis for EMEA based in London, and has more than 20 years media and PR experience handling high profile crises across a range of sectors.

Luckett joins New York-based Chris Gidez as co-chair of the global practice. With Gidez, Luckett will provide counsel and support to companies and organizations across the globe as they prepare for, manage and recover from reputation-threatening situations.

Luckett has extensive expertise in product recall, litigation support and sports media training and also advises extensively at C-suite level. In his new role, he will be serving crisis clients across all regions. Prior to joining H+K, Luckett spent 10 years with national newspapers, starting out as a news and sports reporter and rising to positions of crime correspondent and news editor.