Eleanor Harrison OBE joined as Chief Executive in September 2020. She has a wealth of experience leading non-profit teams around the world.
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.”
Director of Finance and Operations
"Having spent over a decade working in the charity sector and many more years volunteering within both the youth and education sectors, I felt Impetus was a place where both my passions and career could meet. We’re all here to make a real difference in young people’s lives by being the driving force behind great charities and helping them deliver the right support to more young people in a truly unique and impactful way."
Director of Digital and Information
"Impetus is a great marriage of the passion and dedication you would expect from an organisation working to transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the focus on genuine and measurable impact that an evidence-based approach can yield. The proof is in the results achieved by our charity partners, and I'm happy to be working in an organisation punching above its weight by leveraging the best possible interventions by these partners with our own influencing and leadership-building work."
“Ending a first meeting with a potential charity partner and saying to myself ‘this Chief Exec takes nothing for granted, is very reflective about her charity's impact and is open about her leadership challenges' – that, was a very exciting moment, and the start of a great partnership.”
Director of Public Affairs
"Supporting charities to find what works and taking their impact to scale is more vital than ever in tackling the barriers that hold back too many young people.
"Impetus and our partners are uniquely placed to take those voices to power and achieve lasting change.”