Our team

Irfan Umarji

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."

Rob Mitchell

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."

Sebastien Ergas

Portfolio Director

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.

Steve Haines

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.”