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Brian Kilkelly

Brian Kilkelly


Brian Kilkelly is the Founder of World Cities Network. He is passionate about bringing business and city leaders together to discover ways to make our cities more sustainable and resilient.

In addition to his continued interest in the network, Brian is Development Lead at the EU’s largest climate knowledge innovation community, Climate-KIC. Before starting at World Cities Network, Brian was Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships at the Urban Land Institute in London. During his five years at the Institute, he created the Urban Investment Network – a public-private collaboration platform that attracted cities, developers, and investors from across Europe.

Brian has a wealth of development experience from not-for-profit organisations such as Age Concern, Sightsavers International and the Royal Academy of Arts. He also enjoyed a successful commercial career whilst working for Marconi in Europe and for Ericsson in Asia Pacific. Brian is a Fellow of the London-based RSA – Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, UK where he read Physics.