Our team

Claudia R. Knights

Development Director

When I volunteered with one of our charities at an East London school, I saw that they had made a remarkable difference to young people - improving their grades at school and future aspirations. The charity was clear: they increased their impact by working with Impetus. This has given me confidence that the money I raise from donors really is a great investment.

Daniel Barker

Development Director

“I was lucky enough to attend one of our Impact Management Programme training sessions. As well as reminding me that I work with brilliant people, it was the first time I truly appreciated how difficult and how meaningful our work is. Considering the tough decisions that are needed to really put young people first and get the best results possible was an eye-opening experience.

Donna Maher

Philanthropy Officer

"After working in a school in an area of high inequality with students disengaged with learning, it was a complete eye-opener to visit one of our Charity partners and hear how motivated their students were during a tutoring session. It really hit home the Impact of the work that our charity partners do, and it’s a great feeling knowing that Impetus has driven that impact. Together, we are creating a fairer and more fulfilling education system for all young people."

Harriet Gugenheim

Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships

“I love going to our volunteering sessions with donors and young people. One of my favourite memories was an afternoon in a city office with a group of young people and volunteers – at the beginning everyone was nervous and quiet. But by the end of the session, we were all hugging each other good-bye. It’s those moments, where our two worlds collide, when I really see the power of Impetus’ work.”

Heather Poel

Head of Engagement

“Coming from a small education charity working with young people, I was truly inspired by the incredible work that Impetus do to support such a diverse range of charities, each uniquely helping disadvantaged young people to succeed. Since joining I’ve been struck by how passionate and intelligent everyone is and I’m looking forward to being part of such a great team driving for change.”

Ronke Oladele

Philanthropy Officer

"I chose to work at Impetus because I am passionate about education and making sure that the most disenfranchised young people have access to it. Impetus is unique in that it finds and funds the best charities while providing them with world class support that will enable them to deliver change to young people."

Rosemary Hurford

Senior Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

"I loved visiting a Charity partner where I met a classroom of 10 year olds full of excitement to learn about going to university. Each child was filled with confidence that they could achieve anything. These real-life outcomes are front and centre of the Impetus model. I know I’m part of an organisation that has a crystal-clear focus on irrevocably transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people."