Richard Kilner
Based in the UK, Richard Kilner is an international business professional with extensive board level experience consulting on foreign direct investment (FDI), capital development, and export programs. Mr. Kilner has headed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New York State’s FDI attraction programs in Europe. He has also served as Acting Head of
Based in the UK Richard Kilner is an international business professional with extensive board level experience consulting on cross-border investment, capital development and export programs. Since 1998 he has retained the contract to direct the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s investment attraction programs in Europe delivering over 130 successful projects and over 4000 new job opportunities. From 1985 to 1998 he served as Director Europe, New York State Department of Commerce with responsibility for offices in London, Frankfurt and Milan. In this capacity he was directly responsible for delivering over 120 investment projects generating over $500 million invested capital in New York State.
 
Richard has held various senior elected positions in recent years including chairman of the Council of American States in Europe (CASE), chairman North America Committee London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and member Investment Committee British American Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds (economics & politics) and holds a masters degree (M.Phil) in Urban and Regional Economic Development in the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the European Council of Marketing and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
 
Richard has been a special consultant to a number of Regional Development Agencies in the UK, the regional government of Emilia Romagna, the City of Ravenna, and GMPR  in Italy, the Boston Redevelopment Association in the US, and the Gelderland Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.