Our team

Ben Gadsby

Head of Policy and Research

“Too many of my friends from school didn’t get the opportunities I did, but the charities Impetus works with are putting that right. I love to hear the inspirational before and after stories from the young people those charities work with. Transformational change is possible.”

Read Ben's blogs.

Helena Vine

Policy and Public Affairs Officer

"What's so fantastic about Impetus is that we not only support our charity partners to achieve greater impact, but we also work in a policy capacity to ensure the barriers facing disadvantaged young people are tackled more broadly. When these two things work together, we have a bigger impact on the young people who need us the most, which is what Impetus is all about."

Lucy Keating

Head of Communications

"‘Passion’ ‘positivity’ ‘opportunity’ and ‘hope’ were just some of the words charity staff used to describe their work during my first Delivering Impact workshop. Their dedication is testament to the impact they have on young lives, and show that charities aren’t an added extra - they are vital and transformative. I’m proud to work for an organisation that has a unique role in maximising benefit for vulnerable young people, a mission that is more important than ever in today’s uncertain world."

Matthew Heaven

Communications and Policy Intern

"Although I am a newcomer, I was quite impressed with how passionate everyone was in doing their part for Impetus' overall mission, as well as welcoming me as a new member to the team.

Impetus is tackling what I believe to be a very important yet somewhat overlooked issue with one's upbringing playing a significant factor in how well you are likely to do in life. I'm hoping that my input as someone who has thought that the education system has been deeply flawed for a long time will be beneficial, and I look forward to continuing to work within this organisation.”

Nicola Robbins

Head of Communications

“Having spent a number of years as a school governor I know how important it is that all young people are supported to get the best start in life. The work that Impetus does is vital and lifechanging, and I am excited about being able to use my skills to help brilliant charities transform young lives..

Robin Lanfear

Senior Communications Manager

"Having joined from one of Impetus' charity partners, I know first-hand how a charity can benefit from Impetus' support. One of my favourite experiences there was an Impetus Driving Impact Workshop, when the whole organisation came together to agree how we could better reach the young people we existed to serve. We left that workshop inspired and confident in how we could transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds."

Samantha Tielbürger

Creative Content Assistant

“Upon joining Impetus, I was amazed at how welcoming and passionate everyone is; I instantly knew that I would be surrounded by others who genuinely care about disadvantaged young people by working towards making sustainable changes.
When I came to understand that not only do they fund charities, but they also work with charities to deliver better results, I was astonished.

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.”