Our People

We have an exceptional team of researchers, country specialists, communications and peace experts and advisors working around the world.

Board of Directors

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Steve Killelea AMFounder & Executive Chairman
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Michael G. Smith AOMajor General (Ret), Chairperson Gallipoli Scholarship Fund, National President UNAA
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Peder PedersenCEO, The Charitable Foundation
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Michael HitzGlobal Investment Analyst, Pan-Asian Investment Fund Former Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
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Dr Sabina AlkireDirector, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

US Board of Directors

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Chic DambachPresident Emeritus National Peace Corps Association
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Andrew SemmelAdviser to the United Nations, US Government
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Melanie GreenbergManaging Director for Peacebuilding Humanity United

International Advisory Council

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Steve Killelea AMFounder & Executive Chairman
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Dr Tilman BruckDirector, International Security and Development Center, Berlin
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Ms Maria CattauiFormer Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce
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Dr Scilla ElworthyFounder, Peace Direct and Oxford Research Group
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Dr James GalbraithLloyd M Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas
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The Hon Gareth Evans AO QCFormer Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Mr Jeremy GilleyFounder, Peace One Day
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Rt Hon Lord Browne of LadytonVice Chairman, NTI and former UK Secretary of State for Defence
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Dr Youssef MahmoudSenior Adviser, International Peace Institute
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Ambassador Philip McDonaghSenior Fellow at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Distinguished Global Fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry
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Sir Mark Moody-StuartChairman, UN Global Compact Foundation and former Chairman of Anglo American plc
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Mr Vladimir SambaiewBoard of Trustees, World Neighbors, former president of the Stanley Foundation and senior US diplomat
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Dr John Tepper MarlinPrinciple at cityEconomist, and Adjunct Professor, Stern School of Business
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Dr Danilo TurkThird President of the Republic of Slovenia, Secretary-General of the United Nations Candidate
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Dr William VendleySecretary-General, Religions for Peace
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Professor Tom WoodhouseEmeritus Professor in Peace and International Development, University of Bradford UK

Research Committee

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Steve Killelea AMFounder & Executive Chairman
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Professor Kevin ClementsDirector, New Zealand Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
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Professor Jennifer OetzelAssociate Professor of International Business, Kogod School of Business
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Professor Benjamin GoldsmithProfessor, School of Politics & International Relations, Australian National University
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Professor Denise GarciaAssociate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Northeastern University
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Francesco ManciniAssociate Dean & Co-Director (Executive Education) Associate Professor in Practice Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Leadership Team

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Steve Killelea AMFounder & Executive Chairman
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Brett SavillChief Operating Officer
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Jo SamiosChief Financial Officer
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Dr David HammondDirector of Research
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Lea PerekrestsDirector of Partnerships
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Darren LewisDirector, Global Communications

Program Directors

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Serge StroobantsDirector, Europe & MENA
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Michael CollinsExecutive Director, The Americas
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Milton NyamadzawoProgram Director, Southern Africa
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Carlos Juárez CruzProgram Director, Latin America