Our team

Olivia Antoniou

Events Coordinator

“At Impetus-PEF every working day is different and exciting. Every day there is another success to celebrate whether it be fundraising income, our charities, press acknowledgement or a story about our young people doing well.”


Daniel Barker

Philanthropy Manager

“I was lucky enough to attend one of our Access Foundation training sessions. As well as reminding me that I work with brilliant people, it was the first time I truly appreciated how difficult and how meaningful our work is. Considering the tough decisions that are needed to really put young people first and get the best results possible was an eye-opening experience.

Kirsten Baumback

Events Manager

Every time I look around the office, I am in awe of the incredible group of people that work here. Each individual is intelligent, kind, passionate about their work, funny, and dedicated. What more could you ask for in a workplace?

Harriet Gugenheim

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-PEF’s work.”

Charlie Higson

Philanthropy Assistant

“One of the most valuable moments I have had at Impetus-PEF was at a charity led volunteering day. I was able to see first-hand the importance of engaging with young people and discussing their futures. Hearing the young people get excited about the variety of career paths that were available to them was a real highlight for me.”

Claudia R. Knights

Development Director

When I volunteered with one of our charities at an East London school, I saw that they had made a remarkable difference to young people - improving their grades at school and future aspirations. The charity was clear: they increased their impact by working with Impetus-PEF. This has given me confidence that the money I raise from donors really is a great investment.

Heather Poel

Philanthropy Manager (Engagement and Operations)

“Coming from a small education charity working with young people, I was truly inspired by the incredible work that Impetus-PEF do to support such a diverse range of charities, each uniquely helping disadvantaged young people to succeed. Since joining I’ve been struck by how passionate and intelligent everyone is and I’m looking forward to being part of such a great team driving for change.”

Alicia Tompsett

Philanthropy Assistant

It’s been fantastic having the opportunity to attend volunteering sessions and celebration events with our charities like IntoUniversity and Resurgo. Every time I go, I hear the stories of the young people our work helps and it always makes me so proud to be a part of Impetus-PEF. What we do is so unique and worthwhile!