Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2015
Jo Tilley-Riley leads the communications team at Big Society Capital, using a broad range of channels to help build understanding of, and engagement in, the UK social investment market.
Prior to joining Big Society Capital, Jo worked for a number of years as a communications consultant to social sector organisations, providing both strategic advice and practical support. During this time she was Deputy Managing Director of Champollion Digital, a small agency that she helped found. Champollion Digital specialises in working with not-for-profits to deliver digital campaigns focused on influencing the public policy agenda. Here Jo led award winning campaigns with organisations including Platform 51 and City Bridge Trust. Before being invited to set up the new agency, Jo worked as a Senior Consultant there, leading PR and stakeholder communications campaigns for charities including Scope and the Refugee Council.
Jo began her career as a fundraiser, working first with the British Red Cross, and then for five years with The Irene Taylor Trust 'Music in Prisons'. She was formerly Chair of Relate London South East, having seen through the merger of two centres as Chair of Relate Bromley, and is currently a Trustee of Pro Bono Economics. Jo also volunteered for many years with the youth organisation Woodcraft Folk.
Current principal role: Senior Director, Communications
Current principal organisation: Big Society Capital
Other leadership role 1: Chair
Other organisation 1: Relate London SE
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Pro Bono Economics
Research: Collateral Damage: An inquiry into the impact on the children and the siblings of offenders in England, of witnessing a home raid by the police
Research topics: Campaigning; Children and families; Human rights; Mental health; Young people;
Secondment host: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner