Our committees

Governance and management

Investment Committee

The Committee is responsible for ensuring that Impetus manages well a balanced portfolio that helps us deliver our mission. The committee scrutinises individual investment proposals and recommends for Board ratification the charities that should enter, progress through and exit the portfolio. The committee also reviews how each charity is progressing through our Outcomes Framework in the semi-annual Charity Review as well as their progress against funding milestones.

Committee Members: Shani Zindel (Chair), Filippo Cardini, Sat Singh, Marc Henckel, Chris Murray, Gemma Wright


    Governance and Nominations Committee

    The Committee has a strategic role in defining the role of the Board as well as how the Board interacts with its committees. It also directs the Trustee recruitment process and Trustee responsibilities. The committee is responsible for conducting the Chair evaluation as well as advising on Trustee and Board development.

    Committee Members: Hanneke Smits (Chair), Sat Singh, Lisa Stone, Filippo Cardini


    Resources and Audit Committee

    The Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring all financial and operational aspects of Impetus and reports to the Board on such matters, including financial risk management and people. Due to the size and nature of the organisation, the committee considers that an internal audit function is not required. The Committee also helps ensure that we maintain and develop relationships with our donors, co-investors and supporters in order for Impetus and its charities to receive the funding, pro bono and other relevant support to achieve our overall mission and strategy.

    Committee Members: Bill Benjamin (Chair), David Bholat, Mike Garland, Andy Thoms


    Public Affairs Committee

    The Committee supports Impetus in defining and achieving our public affairs goals. The Committee reviews our public affairs strategy to ensure it is aligned with our organisational mission, and achievable in terms of the external landscape. Committee members also review research and publications in draft to help ensure our public work is high-quality, and relevant to those we are seeking to reach and influence. Annually, the committee reviews progress against the public affairs KPIs, to assess performance and impact.

    Committee Members: Natasha Porter (Chair), Sam Freedman, Jonathon Simons, Jason Arthur


    Philanthropy and Partnerships Committee

    The Committee’s over-arching purpose is to ensure that Impetus is able to acquire and develop relationships with donors, co-investors and fund donors in order for Impetus and its charities to receive the funding, pro bono resource and other relevant support to achieve its overall mission and strategy.

    Committee Members: Charlie Edwards (Chair), Rob Pulford, Alexander Walsh