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."
“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.”
Interim Chief Executive
“I joined Impetus at the start of June 2022 as Interim CEO to support the team whilst Eleanor Harrison is on maternity leave.
I have worked in the charity sector for over 20 years now and am really passionate about leading organisations to deliver impact for the people we are here to support. Whilst my background is predominately in the health sector I was drawn to Impetus through it’s mission to help transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are facing multiple challenges in education and employment. I believe passionately that we must help and support our future generations, giving all young people every opportunity to thrive in their lives.”