Tim Boyes-Watson

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Tim Boyes-Watson

Global Director, Alliances & Advocacy


As global director of alliances and advocacy, Tim Boyes-Watson is responsible for developing Humentum’s membership, strategic partnerships, and regional hubs in order to create an influential global network of those working to improve how organizations achieve social good. Before the merger of Mango with Humentum and LINGOs to create Humentum, Tim had been serving as Mango’s CEO since 2010. Tim leads sector dialogues on financial management issues with NGOs, government, and other funders and coordinates senior finance networks as well as delivering consultancy on strategy development and value for money and designing capacity building projects. 

Tim has worked in NGOs for over 20 years after qualifying as an accountant and working in insolvency and turnaround consulting. He was CEO of a membership organization which worked on vocational education and youth work within the UK and was country director for VSO in Vietnam. He held three roles at Christian Aid in five years: finance director, head of finance, and head of programme funding and humanitarian support and is still retained as a strategic adviser. Tim started out working in West and Southern Africa with Save the Children UK and has just stepped off the board of Bond after six years.

Tim has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, where he studied Philosophy and Economics. He lives in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire with his wife and eleven year-old daughter, in a 350-year-old house which he and his wife renovated to be as low carbon as possible. 

Q + A

Describe your ideal weekend.

Wild camping with my daughter surviving off the land in tough conditions.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Acting, singing, and brewing not necessarily in that order!