Executive team


Tim Jones

Chief Executive and Secretary

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Group Chief Executive of the Allia Group and Chairman of the quoted global flavour and fragrance supplier Treatt Plc (LSE:TET) with operations in the UK, USA and East Africa, Tim is also a Non-executive Director of Retail Charity Bonds Plc, a Non-executive Director of Good Business Alliance, a not-for-profit business lobbying organisation, and a Trustee of SkillsBridge, an organisation bringing support to the voluntary and community sector in North East England.

A 38-year career spanning financial services, SME start-up and social entrepreneurship from North America to the Gulf and Europe has included posts as Head of Marketing at FTSE Top 30 company Royal Insurance, and Managing Director, Europe, at Direct Marketing Corporation of America and 12 years building, and successfully exiting, two enterprise start-ups – Fraser-Milne Ltd and Strategic Trade & Distribution d.o.o. – before taking on Allia in 2002.

Tim is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts Manufactures and Commerce, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and a Mentor at Cambridge Judge Business School, whose Certificate in Enterprise he holds, and serves on the Lord Ashcroft International Business School Advisory Board.

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Martin Clark

Deputy CEO and Development Director

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Martin Clark joined in 1996 (when the organisation was Citylife Ltd), and as project manager, oversaw the development and launch of the first Bond from Citylife in Sheffield in 1999. He has a PhD in social geography from the University of Sheffield and worked in regeneration consultancy at a university spin-out centre.

He is passionate about using social enterprise to tackle social problems, and is the author of The Social Entrepreneur Revolution (Marshall Cavendish 2009) which aims to popularise social entrepreneurship. He lectures on the Anglia Ruskin University Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management course and has represented social enterprise on various boards in the Cambridge area including the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the founding group of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership and Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service.

More recently he has driven our diversification into social enterprise property management and the provision of business support services, and is now Deputy CEO and Director of Development.

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Phil Caroe

Director of Social Finance

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Phil Caroe joined Allia in 2009 to lead the marketing and the operational development and delivery for Allia’s Giving Bond fundraising platform. Prior to this he worked for the East of England Development Agency, leading communications for its economic participation programme, and before that for Relationships Foundation as a communications executive. He has a First in Social Psychology from Cambridge University and an MPhil in Psychology and Theology.

As Director of Social Finance for Allia Phil now leads on the product development and delivery of new social investment products.

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Caroline Hyde

Director of Workspace & Enterprise Support

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Caroline Hyde joined Allia in 2013 to manage the launch and operation of the new Future Business Centre Cambridge. Her experience in cluster and community development and start-up incubation and support gained from working as Business Development Manager with Anglia Ruskin University and in defining and establishing Creative Front – a membership network for the Creative Industries in Cambridgeshire. Prior to this she worked for a number of publishing groups including Archant as Head of Special Projects. A trained fundraising professional, she has also written and managed a number of large European funding projects. Caroline donates time outside of work to working with a number of local charities and community groups to deliver capital infrastructure projects for young people.

As Director of Workspace and Enterprise Support Caroline now leads on the strategy for developing more Future Business Centres as well as creating an effective  and innovative enterprise support offering to enable social ventures to flourish.

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