Ram Gidoomal (Chairman)
Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA is Chairman of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc and Traidcraft Exchange (www.traidcraft.co.uk) and Welsh based…Read profile
Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA is Chairman of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc and Traidcraft Exchange (www.traidcraft.co.uk) and Welsh based renewables energy company Dulas Ltd ( www.dulas.org.uk ). Ram’s other current roles include Chair of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and Wales (www.oiahe.org.uk); South Asian Development Partnership (www.southasian.org.uk). He is a Non-Executive Director of Amsphere Ltd ( www.amsphere.com ) where he chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committee, a member of the External Relations Group of Water UK, a Board Member of the Food Standards Agency (www.food.gov.uk) and the New York City Leadership Centre. He is a Freeman of the City of London and was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Past roles include UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group an international niche food production and marketing company with 7000 employees in 15 countries, Crown appointee to the Court and Council of Imperial College, an external member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency, Honorary Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (https://uk.tie.org/), a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Middlesex University, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and co-founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity Trust which engaged over 50,000 young people in the UK to raise over £5m for good causes in the developing world.
Charles was a partner in a firm of City lawyers for 35 years. During that period, he had various roles…Read profile
Charles was a partner in a firm of City lawyers for 35 years. During that period, he had various roles including training, management, team building, client support and fee earning. Over a long period of professional practice, he specialised in a number of areas, including international real estate, property development, planning, bank loans and bank security and hotels and leisure.
He has always believed in the contribution which pro bono work can make to society. So, in addition to representing a number of charities, for many years he has also tried to provide regular pro bono advice. In this way he became associated with Allia about 20 years ago, became a director and has thoroughly enjoyed his connection with the charity and its staff. He says, “Allia is at the cutting edge of what is being achieved in the social sector and has an immensely able team of inventive and hard working people. I am hugely proud of what Allia and its team have achieved.”
Helen is a Partner with the global management consultancy Prophet based out of London and has over 20 years of…Read profile
Helen is a Partner with the global management consultancy Prophet based out of London and has over 20 years of experience working with clients worldwide on the engagement of talent. As a specialist consultant her focus is on the strategic management of culture increasingly seen as critical to business success. Prior to joining Prophet, Helen was CEO of a specialist talent consultancy within the Omnicom Group and before that a main board Director of a UK advertising agency.
A Durham graduate with an MBA from Bradford Management School, Helen authored the book “The Employer Brand – Keeping Faith with the Deal” in 2009 which is still recommended reading for HR and Organisational Change students worldwide. She speaks and writes extensively on culture and engagement, including a regular column for Huff Post in the UK.
Her pro-bono experience includes being part of the Appeal Board which raised over £13 million to transform the west wing of St. Barts Hospital in London into a Breast Cancer Care Centre of Excellence. Today she is actively involved with BITC, providing support to their campaigns on gender and managing an ageing workforce and is also a Governor of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Schools in Hertfordshire where she lives.
Philip was a Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers until December 2011 where he was responsible for some of the firm’s major…Read profile
Philip was a Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers until December 2011 where he was responsible for some of the firm’s major public and private sector clients. He was also responsible for PwC services to non-executive directors. This programme included the effectiveness of the Board and the workings and effectiveness of Board Committees, as well as issues such as remuneration, risk and pensions. Between 1997 and 2003 he was first European then Global Leader for Corporate Finance and Recovery. He was also a member of the firm’s Global Executive Leadership Team, responsible for PwC’s global strategy and operations.
Philip has a background in corporate finance and board level issues, and has worked extensively in several countries including Japan, Australia, Hungary and Germany.
As well as being a Director for Allia and a Non-Executive Director for Retail Charity Bonds, Philip is on the Board of Common Purpose, a charity and social enterprise in leadership development and on the Council of Goldsmiths, University of London. He is Chairman of Beyond Food Foundation, a charity which seeks to motivate and inspire people who are at risk of or have experienced homelessness.
Philip was Chairman of Digital Theatre in the online media sector from January 2009 to October 2015.
Philip was Acting Chair Of Barts Health from April to July 2015, vice Chair and non- executive from April 2012 to April 2015. Previous to that he was on the board of NHS London from October 2009 to July 2010 and of Barts and The London from November 2010 to March 2012.
He was Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Committee for 2013/2014.
He is also the author of a book “In Search of Shareholder Value”(1997).
Philip said, “I enjoy being involved with Allia since its work on finance and infrastructure produces real leverage in helping charities and social enterprises make a difference.”
Rob Trimble is the Chief Executive of the Bromley by Bow Centre. In 2016 he was named by the Sunday…Read profile
Rob Trimble is the Chief Executive of the Bromley by Bow Centre. In 2016 he was named by the Sunday Times and Debretts as one of the 500 Most Influential People in the UK.
Over the past 30 years the Bromley by Bow Centre has helped transform the lives of thousands of people in East London. It has achieved this by providing a distinctive, holistic and easily accessible range of integrated services in one place. Since 1997 it has worked collaboratively with the Bromley by Bow Health Partnership to create a new and unique model of delivery which has an extensive primary care operation at its core and it was the first Healthy Living Centre in the UK.
The services available stretch from healthcare for local residents to opportunities to set up your own business; from support with tackling credit card debts to becoming a stained glass artist; from learning to read and write to getting a job for the first time or a helping hand up the career ladder.
Rob is also a Partner (non-clinical) in the Bromley by Bow Health Partnership which delivers primary care services to 37,000 patients across four GP practices in East London. In addition to being a Director of Allia, he is also the Chair of Settle, a charity that supports young people moving into their first homes, and is an Advisor on Public Health England’s Well North programme. He has recently been appointed as a Patron to the Reader Organisation which uses the power of reading to effect change in the lives of people in venues as varied as health centres and prisons.
Rob was awarded Business in the Community’s Sieff Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2008 and was shortlisted as “Most People Focused CEO in the UK Not-for Profit Sector” in the 2015 HR Excellence Awards. Under Rob’s leadership the Bromley by Bow Centre has risen up the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profits to Work For and is classified as an “Outstanding” employer and is now 22nd in the UK’s Top 100.
Rob was born in the Orkney Islands and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. He has lived in East London since 1989 and has two daughters, two dogs and a season ticket at West Ham United!
Neighbourhood Investment and Property Services Client Director, Places for PeopleRead profile
Steve has over twenty years’ experience of working in the housing, regeneration and economic development sectors ranging from large scale area based regeneration, strategy development and delivery through to developing and implementing local neighbourhood strategies.
Steve is a Director at Places for People who are one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. The Group own or manage 148,000 homes and have assets in excess of £3 billion.
Steve is responsible for ensuring the long term sustainability of the Groups existing neighbourhoods including delivery of the asset investment strategy, compliance, performance management and driving social value.
Alongside overall responsibility for the Asset Investment Strategy for the Group’s Regulated stock, Steve is also responsible for the Group’s Neighbourhoods Charitable company which aims to build social value within the Group neighbourhoods and customer base.
Steve has been on the Allia Board since 2004 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He enjoys the innovative nature of the work undertaken by Allia and its linkages back into the Places for People Group and the wider housing sector. The key is the outcomes that Allia delivers in terms of improving people’s lives and building social value communities.