Harvey Tilley.

Chief Operating Officer, Independent Living Fund Scotland

Harvey Tilley

Harvey began his career in the British Army and then spent the last 17 years working in the voluntary and public sectors. Leading large scale operations across the UK, Harvey has focused on the areas of homelessness, disability, care, grant giving and employability.


In his spare time when he is not occupied with his young family, Harvey is a Trustee of the Queen Mary Roehampton Trust.

How did you become interested in family friendly working?

As both an employer and a father, I have personally seen the strong link between making work accessible to employees – regardless of personal circumstances – and a happy, highly productive workforce.

How does family friendly working and flexibility benefit employers?

It is one of the key ingredients of a high performing organisation.

What does good work-life balance look like?

It is having a work and personal life which complement each other and make you a productive member of staff, a good family member and help the wider community

What words best describe you?

Passionate, kind, honest, loyal and professional.