3rd May 2023 by Emily Shakespeare

LRG is delighted to welcome Brian Kilkelly who joins us as our new CEO. Brian brings a wealth of experience in management strategy, fundraising, member and partner relationship management, and organisational growth. His work on bringing together government, private sector and community groups in various arrangements builds on a substantial career in partnership and relationship building. Brian’s extensive experience is a great addition to our existing team of Trustees and staff at an exciting time of our development as we build our reach and impact working to advance landscape research in all its forms across the world.  

Brian lives in Sussex, England with his family. He is passionate about bringing leaders together to discover ways to improve the lives of citizens and the environment through knowledge sharing and innovation. As well as his new role with LRG, he also leads the voluntary Burgess Hill Community Action Network (CAN) which he founded in recognition of the need to improve local involvement in planning and development. He retains an interest in Climate Business, a decarbonisation venture he founded early in 2021 with support from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. 

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His previous roles have included Development Lead at EIT Climate-KIC, the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation; Senior Vice President at the Urban Land Institute, a global real estate membership association; Head of Corporate Partnerships at Age Concern England. Brian graduated from the University of Birmingham, where he studied Physics. He loves spending time in the countryside, especially when competing with Burgess Hill Runners in their regular ‘fun runs’ across the beautiful Sussex landscape.

“I am delighted to have been appointed as LRG’s new CEO and to have the opportunity to contribute towards the important work of the organisation and help lead its growth and diversification.  I bring twenty five years of development experience and a passion for both landscape and people and their reciprocal impact, and very much look forward to working with the LRG team and its wider landscape network in its next stage of development.”