Steve Killelea

Founder & Executive Chairman

Institute for Economics and Peace

Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high-tech business development and is at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace.

In 2000, Killelea established The Charitable Foundation (TCF), which specializes in working with the poorest communities of the world. TCF is one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in Australia. It aims to provide life-changing interventions reaching as many people as possible with special emphasis on targeting the poorest of the poor. TCF is active in East and Central Africa and parts of Asia.

Killelea's latest initiative, the Institute for Economics and Peace, is an international research institute dedicated to building a greater understanding of the relationships between business, peace, and economics, with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. The Institute's ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index—the world's leading measure of national peacefulness. The Institute also produces country-specific analysis including the United States Peace Index.

Steve serves on a number of advisory boards including International Crisis Group, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and the OECD Global Project on Measuring Progress of Societies. He is an international trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace.

Focus: Aid, Business, Charity, Development, Economy, Peace, Philanthropy, Poverty, Religion, Sustainability, Technology, Australia, Africa, Asia, Global


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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013

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