Board of Trustees

Hanneke Smits (Chair)

BNY Mellon Investment Management

“Impetus helps more children succeed in education and more young adults move successfully into work, through a combination of financial support, the skills of their staff and pro-bono support. I have seen their impact. For example, Resurgo (one of their charity partners) originally started with a centre close to where I live and has been able to expand rapidly through its partnership with Impetus.”

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Bill Benjamin

Ares Management

“It has often been said that the best anti-poverty measure is a job. By focusing on education and employment for disadvantaged young people, Impetus is at the forefront of combating inequality, which is the most pressing social issue of our time.”

Lisa Stone

(formerly) HgCapital

“Impetus is like no other charity I have come across. Yes they help to provide funding to their family of charities, but more importantly they provide the critical skills and support needed to help these organisations to grow and develop. The transformation that can be achieved is astonishing and the impact it has on young people’s lives is truly remarkable.”

Robert Ramsauer


"Having chaired the Impetus Futures committee for the last four years, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact Impetus has on their charity partners and the disadvantaged young people they support. I am excited to take this next step by joining the Impetus board, continuing to support Impetus in their mission to ensure every young person succeeds."

Rohan Haldea

Apax Partners

"Impetus are at the forefront of transforming the lives of young disadvantaged people, which is a cause that has always resonated with me. Their ground breaking work directly impacts the success of various charity partners, enabling these charities to become more effective and sustainable. Having closely followed the progress of Impetus over the years (through the Apax Foundation), I am excited to be on the board to support the continued evolution of Impetus as it continues to widen its impact."

Simon Turner


“Impetus works with brilliant charities to help scale and improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people. Their model is proven and highly successful. And they bring much needed long-term financial and strategic support to their charity partners. Combining the passion of charity workers with the resources and discipline of Impetus creates amazing results.”

Shani Zindel


"Having been a trustee of an Impetus backed charity, I have seen first-hand the impact they have. It is so much more than just money. It is advice, challenge, access to experts and above all a real clarity of focus on impact of the charity."

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Charlie Edwards

The Stone Family Foundation

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Filippo Cardini


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Natasha Porter

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Vanessa Maydon


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