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Meet the team

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

David Williams, Impact International

David Williams

The Boss!

David Williams

The Boss!

I co-founded Impact in 1980 to explore adventure and experiential learning in people development. It worked! We now inspire and develop people worldwide. Shared values, a common purpose and a spirit of adventure bind us together. With over 200 colleagues working in the UK, Europe, America and Asia Pacific, we have a solid reputation for enabling clients to build leadership capacity and navigate complex change. To stay grounded, I rear rare breed cattle and sheep.

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Alicja Pietrasz, Impact International

Alicja Pietrasz

Business Development, Poland

Alicja Pietrasz

Business Development, Poland

As a member of global Digital Team I am responsible for growing digital capability & capacity and implementing digital solutions as integral element of Impact’s proposition to the market. I take part in building our brand and marketing strategy as well as in designing customised solutions for our clients. I’m a great fan of photography, backpacking and in love with diving and the underwater world.

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Mark Quest, Impact International

Mark Quest

Consultant, UK

Mark Quest

Consultant, UK

I’ve worked in learning and development since 2000 across a broad range of sectors. I always enjoy the challenge of identifying participants needs and matching the environment, task and conversation to help create meaningful and long lasting learning. Outside of work, you'll find me exploring the outdoors with my family, be that on bikes, in canoes, rock climbing or even exploring underground; we love the challenges that adventure brings to our lives.

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Chiara Fregonese, Impact Italia

Chiara Fregonese

Senior Consultant, Italy

Chiara Fregonese

Senior Consultant, Italy

As a consultant, organisational psychologist, account manager and researcher…I endeavour to encompass all the different aspects of life in the organisation! To me the organization is a magic happening between individuals, groups and their work contexts. I deal with the entire consulting process: from the proposal development, to the client management, intervention delivery and evaluation process. I love the countryside, baking cakes & capoeira!

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Jessica Cucco, Italy

Jessica Cucco

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

Jessica Cucco

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

With over 25 year experience working as a Consultant and Executive Coach specialized in People Management and in topics related to organizational development, I had the chance to come across Impact after  an International experience in UAE and South Korea. Living abroad I got familar with different cultures and change. Coaching people along their transformational journey, supporting organizations throughout change is what really matters to me, my job!

Yasushi Igarashi, Impact International

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

Before Joining Impact in 2002 I worked as an outdoor guide for nature tourism, kayaking and trekking in the ocean and forest. Using this experience, my strengths are in creating and coordinating programmes that provide learning experiences through outdoor activities. Beyond this role I wear several different hats, such as managing our website and managing H&S. Personally, I love to do challenging journeys by sea kayak and bike in many countries.

Koji Fukuta Japan Impact

Koji Fukuta (Hook)

Facilitator, Japan

Koji Fukuta (Hook)

Facilitator, Japan

I joined Impact after a long work experience in airline business and HRD business. After working with hundreds of people I became convinced in the power of fun which I believe drives us to advance. Impact is a unique place where I can share that power with more people. 

Anna Brulińska Impact International

Anna Brulińska

Head of Consultants, Poland

Anna Brulińska

Head of Consultants, Poland

I am responsible for knowledge management, new solutions and coordinating associates. An active coach, psychologist and psychotherapist, I have over 20 years experience as HR manager with orientation on quality and business-context solutions. I have a broad knowledge about HR processes, policies and tools, verified by implementation. I am a mother of a teenage boy and in my free time I love going to concerts and jazz singing.

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Aidan Keough, Impact Australia

Aidan Keough

Senior Consultant, Australia

Aidan Keough

Senior Consultant, Australia

I help people gain insights into themselves and their team so they can improve as individuals and work more effectively together. As a facilitator I create the right learning environment and work alongside participants providing a balance of challenge and support. I bring over 20 years of senior leadership experience. I love learning, the outdoors and am fascinated with horses. I live on a small farm with my wife and two teenage children, and a herd of horses.

Jayne Smith, Impact International

Jayne Smith

Community Partner Liaison and Technical Support, UK

Jayne Smith

Community Partner Liaison and Technical Support, UK

I have a great dual role: helping to create amazing projects with charities, schools and not for profits - working with people passionate about making a difference. My technical support role combines logistics, safety and ensuring smooth running adventure sessions in programmes. I always have a variety of projects and an adventure on the boil. I'm proud to be part of the team that set up Impact Australia, I made lifelong friends in Asia Pacific and around the world.

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Magdalena Cackowska, Impact International

Magdalena Cackowska

Financial Manager, Poland

Magdalena Cackowska

Financial Manager, Poland

My job is managing financial issues: reports, financial simulations, payments, also preparing contracts for clients, associates, employees and much much more… from coordinating travel arrangements to organising internal meetings and workshops. I love working with Impact people – I’ve worked here since 2003 and have no plans to move! I’m crazy about my small bit of land near the river and forests where I travel almost every weekend with my family and friends.

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Diana Fritz, Americas

Diana Fritz

Account Director, Americas

Diana Fritz

Account Director, Americas

As an Account Director with Impact I’m able to leverage my ten years of Business Development and Account Management experience.  I thrive in environments where I am able to develop and uncover new opportunities with partners and businesses.  Most of all I am a people person and love building trusting relationships.  In my spare time, you will find me spending time with my husband, two boys and our dog.

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Yuki Takahashi, Impact International

Yuki Takahashi

Coordinator, Japan

Yuki Takahashi

Coordinator, Japan

Since 2006 I have coordinated programme delivery. This involves meeting facilitators and consultants to design great modules, using creativity to ensure participants have profound learning experiences that add value to their organisation. I manage project set up and use technical skills such as abseil belaying. I have a teaching licence to teach PE. Now I enjoy working using my body, so I love to do exercise and jogging, swimming, gymnastics, and most outdoor things!

Tim Lofthouse Impact

Tim (Lofty) Lofthouse

Support, UK

Tim (Lofty) Lofthouse

Support, UK

I support delivery of high quality, safe and challenging programmes and keep the operations infrastructure in a safe and workable condition. I have been lucky to have worked in some amazing places around the world with some amazing colleagues and participants. Working from Base still takes some beating though! When not working I enjoy having adventures with my family, exploring the Lakes and keeping fit by running, climbing and riding my Cyclocross bike.

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Derry Newman Impact

Derry Newman

Non-Executive Director

Derry Newman

Non-Executive Director

I am a non-executive board member of both Impact and the National Theatre of Wales. My background is in leading technology organisations, including running global transformational change projects at Sony and Motorola. I am committed to social responsibility having led award-winning Solarcentury, the UK’s fastest growing energy company, and SunnyMoney, an organisation that distributes solar lighting in the most needy off-grid communities in Africa.

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Andrew Britt, COO Impact

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

As someone with extensive experience in growing and transforming businesses in a variety of leadership roles, I now get to share my passion and knowledge with others. I enjoy working with a diverse group of leaders in a cross section of industries to collaboratively solve their L&D problems. Away from work, I coach a men’s rugby team in the greater New York area, and last year we made it through to a top four placing in America.

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Adele Tattersall, Impact International

Adele Tattersall

Programme Coordinator, UK

Adele Tattersall

Programme Coordinator, UK

I support set up and administration of various programmes in the UK and worldwide. I am an organised and passionate team player, which is valuable when managing our clients needs and exceeding their expectations. I am excited to take on new challenges and to keep meeting the rest of the global Impact clan. I love spending time with my friends and family, and keeping fit with a range of random activities. I am currently in training for my first marathon!!!

Dave Milligan, Impact International

Dave Milligan

Support, UK

Dave Milligan

Support, UK

In support we deliver on programs and manage day-to-day operations and infrastructure. I really enjoy my role as it’s very diverse, one day I am canoeing on Windermere and the next cleaning boots! My favourite programs feature outdoor activities and journeys. People see me as a steady pair of hands and a person who does a quality, professional job. Outside work I keep myself fit and active, and enjoy chilling out with my wife Emma and travelling in our camper van.

Gina Pountney Impact

Gina Pountney

Programme Manager, UK

Gina Pountney

Programme Manager, UK

I manage and conduct activities related to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service. With a focus on the logistics behind programme delivery, I support programme managers in getting all the right materials to wherever in the world it needs to be. In my free time, you’ll catch me out and about in the Lake District, planning mad adventures and playing netball.

Małgorzata Perczak, Poland

Małgorzata Perczak

Business Partnering, Poland

Małgorzata Perczak

Business Partnering, Poland

They say the good life is built with good relationships, so this is what I spend most of my time on – professionally and personally. At Impact I build relations with existing clients and companies which didn’t have a chance to get to know us (jet). I also support my team in project management. Staying in a country inn with my husband, son and camera is the best way for me to relax.

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Michelle Roberts, Impact International

Michelle Roberts

Account Manager, UK

Michelle Roberts

Account Manager, UK

I love the variety of my role, working with global clients on complex projects and learning from inspiring Impact people, no two days are the same. I’m responsible for the quality of customer service, building excellent client relationships, providing commercial strategies with meticulous project scoping and planning, alongside first class solution delivery and evaluation. I love the outdoors; walking, running or camping with our two boys and crazy cocker spaniel. 

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Warangkana Posinsomwong

Warangkana (Lek) Posinsomwong

Asia Pacific Finance Director, Thailand

Warangkana (Lek) Posinsomwong

Asia Pacific Finance Director, Thailand

I'm based in Thailand, a country of beautiful islands, good food and nice people. I have a lot of fun working with people around the world. I have more than two decades of international finance and accounting experience. My real challenge is working with Inland Revenue offices in different countries! I love to explore the world through reading and travel and one day wish to have a little cafe where people can sit and have a coffee or few drinks and craft together.

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Roger Nielsen, Impact Australia

Roger Nielsen

Senior Consultant, Australia

Roger Nielsen

Senior Consultant, Australia

Over the past 16 years at Impact I've worked around the world with some truly wonderful people. I've been the lead facilitator on many large-scale initiatives focused on developing leadership capability, high performing teams and coaching. I love the outdoors, and spend many hours at the beach with my wife and daughter.

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Gavin Shaw

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Leading the US finance department includes guiding my team, considering new ways for increased financial success, keeping the team financially informed and ensuring accurate reporting. I have a business/accounting degree and 15+ years experience as a CPA. I see myself as a finance skilled business partner rather than an accountant. I love spectator sports, food, wine, whisky, binge watching TV, travel, wood burning open fires and being outside in the fresh air.

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