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Meet the team

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

Camila Pontieri, Impact Australia

Camila Pontieri

Accounts Administrator, Australia

Camila Pontieri

Accounts Administrator, Australia

I am responsible for the accounting tasks. I have always loved working with numbers and after receiving my bachelor degree in accounting at ACU ( Australian Catholic University), I fell into something that I actually enjoy. I consider myself very organised with an excellent work ethic and with desire to constantly improve. I am originally from Brazil and love the beaches and tropical weather. 

Rebecca Shaw Impact

Rebecca Shaw

Business Development Assistant, UK

Rebecca Shaw

Business Development Assistant, UK

I love why Impact exist, which is to build organisations worth working for, I am excited to explore the journey with our clients. I love building effective client relationships both externally and internally, the people in Impact are passionate, motivated individuals and I love working here. I am always out and about whether it is running around after my niece or walking the fells or working out in the gym, happy, happy, happy!

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Helen Minett, Impact International

Helen Minett

Accounts, UK

Helen Minett

Accounts, UK

I’ve been at Impact since 2012 and work on the accounts for both Impact UK and the three hotels. Impact gives me flexibility to work while bringing up my two children. I love spending time with my family, getting out and about with my dog and keeping fit.

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Ruth Ollis, Impact International

Ruth Ollis

Resourcing Manager, UK

Ruth Ollis

Resourcing Manager, UK

As resourcing manager I drive business processes to improve efficiency, maintain quality relationships with our teams of global consultants and ensure the best strategic fit is sourced for all our clients. I love that we operate in fast paced environment, always requiring you to be one step ahead and I value the connections we have globally as these add such diversity to our daily business operations.

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Karyn Kirkup Impact

Karyn Kirkup

Account Manager, UK

Karyn Kirkup

Account Manager, UK

I thrive on diversity. My choices have led me to where I am today. Change is a constant and I love it. I believe that we are never too old to change, and there’s nothing that can’t be changed, if you put your mind to it. Start simple. Just start. Working at Impact allows me to experience, challenge and grow. Outside of work, I am a keen baker and love to entertain. Moving and settling in the Lake District from South Africa has been a positive life changing experience.

Wendy Lee, Impact

Wendy Lee Berger

General Manager, Singapore

Wendy Lee Berger

General Manager, Singapore

I was lucky enough to join as the third member of the US team in 2006 and have done almost every role in the business including design, delivery, sales support, project management and even bookkeeping! That breadth of experience has helped me in my current leadership role, it allows me to understand the business from multiple perspectives and focus on operational excellence. My nickname is Wiki because I can usually help find the answer!

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Qudsia Karim Impact

Qudsia Karim

Head of Consulting UK

Qudsia Karim

Head of Consulting UK

Having spent 20 years in a variety of senior HR roles across multiple sectors at different life cycle stages, I was ready for a change. My search to combine my greater purpose with my career landed me at Impact! I couldn’t be happier and love the variety of people, clients and the creativity we bring in the work we do. It’s great to be part of an organisation that builds organisations worth working for.

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Ted Gemmell Impact

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

With 20 years of L&D and OD consulting experience my role includes everything from proposal development to managing global projects involving leadership development and change initiatives. As a strategic business partner, I help clients improve business results via custom solutions that align talent development with business drivers. On weekends I'll be cheering at my two sons' football games or riding my John Deere tractor in pursuit of the elusive perfect lawn.

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Agata Stanik Impact Poland

Agata Stanik

Head of Marketing, Poland

Agata Stanik

Head of Marketing, Poland

My role is varied, whether it’s establishing a new client partnership, building client relationships, organising ThinkTank, planning marketing strategy, sourcing social partners or managing delivery of our strategic projects…I am always there. I’m a family person and the biggest fan of my little daughter who is just discovering the world. I enjoy accompanying her on this journey and showing her wonderful places and activities - sports and travel.

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Dom Fitch Impact

Dom Fitch

Head of Creative Change

Dom Fitch

Head of Creative Change

I’m passionate about experiential learning and learning through play. I enjoy inspiring groups to better themselves, to collaborate and share skills, to be ambitious for each other and those around them. I have extensive experience working in the cultural, education and corporate sectors. I’m an award winning theatre maker who has directed shows for the Queen, the Prime Minister and West End audiences. Out of work you’ll find me building Lego unicorns with my daughter.

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Andrew Robinson, Impact International

Andrew Robinson

IT Manager, UK

Andrew Robinson

IT Manager, UK

I work in our busy IT department, helping with all things technical. I have often been referred to as a “Button Manager”, if it's got a button, then I manage it! I enjoy working in IT as it allows me to interact with every part of our business all over the world. I am a keen cyclist and enjoy working in our HQ in the English Lake District, a great place for outdoor adventures. I have worked for impact for over 15 years and am very proud of all that we achieve.

Tina Watson, Senior Consultant

Tina Watson

Senior Consultant

Tina Watson

Senior Consultant

I feel very privileged to work for Impact especially having the opportunity to work on the Springboard program - often described it as a "life changing experience". I'm very passionate about personal development and what best supports people to learn and grow and due to my background in Psychotherapy, I feel I add a different insight that is relationally focused. I love to play tennis as much as I can!

Lena Evans, Impact International

Lena Evans

Program Manager, Australia

Lena Evans

Program Manager, Australia

I am responsible for coordinating activities that relate to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions. I enjoy a challenge and I am organised, determined and highly motivated with a strong passion for learning and development. I lead a very healthy lifestyle participating in many outdoor activities particularly water related. This is why I love living in Australia and working for Impact International.  

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Claire Hewick, Impact

Claire Hewick

Support, UK

Claire Hewick

Support, UK

I was an associate for Impact for 21 years before becoming part of the full-time team. I love the sense of fun, friendship, camaraderie and the way Impact works. Oh, by the way I’m on the Technical Support Team – ropes and boats, programme design and logistics and lots of other things too. I love my job, get loads of out of it, meet lots of amazing people and learn new things all the time – how lucky am I?

David Muir, Impact

David Muir

Country Development Manager, Hong Kong

David Muir

Country Development Manager, Hong Kong

An avid traveller and outdoor adventure enthusiast I jump at the opportunity to try new things and am a pioneer at heart. I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working in experiential education and am deeply committed to developing responsible and sustainable leadership. I am passionate about inspiring, motivating and engaging people to fulfil their potential.

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Paul Tribe, Australia

Paul Tribe

Senior Consultant, Australia

Paul Tribe

Senior Consultant, Australia

I design, run and lead programs across all market sectors in the fields of leadership, personal development and team performance. I've spent over 60 weeks of my life facilitating 5-day retreat style programs that combine positive psychology and community action projects. I am passionate about improving leadership cultures and enabling people to be the best version of themselves. I enjoy the local hiking, live music and craft beer.

Tim Raw Impact

Tim Raw

Head of Client Services, Asia

Tim Raw

Head of Client Services, Asia

Originally from the UK, over 25 years I’ve held Impact leadership roles in Asia and America whilst partnering with clients to fulfil their ambitions. My focus is creating organisations where people thrive and have the motivation to generate greater success - to do great work that connects people to things that matter. I'm always looking for the next adventure on a bike, in the sea or mountains. In work and play my passions are being adventurous, ambitious and real.

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Phil Poole, Impact International

Phil Poole

Global Safety Advisor

Phil Poole

Global Safety Advisor

I’ve been working at Impact for over 30 years and now advise on Safety. It’s a demanding job, but Impact also allows me time to have my own adventures. I am a qualified International mountain guide and run yearly expeditions to East Greenland. These experiences give me a healthy dose of “on the edge” experiences, helping me to sharpen my skills and foster a common sense approach to safety matters. There's always something different to give advice on.

Greg Bartlett - Impact International

Greg Bartlett

Senior Consultant, Australia

Greg Bartlett

Senior Consultant, Australia

I design, develop and manage solutions for key clients. I am passionate about helping people and businesses be at their best through practical and personal change. I love bringing innovative and challenging ideas to my work. I get my energy from time with my gorgeous family, my exciting work and my personal passion for sport and adventure.

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Natalia Morales - Impact International

Natalia Kitchen

Programme Manager, UK

Natalia Kitchen

Programme Manager, UK

As a Programme Manager, I oversee the end-to-end implementation of client solutions for several accounts. I like to keep my brain active and have a high energy for keeping things moving forward, which is really helpful in this role. Whilst sometimes I think that I would like to spend every day running around Disney World with bright eyes and no troubles, I know my life of adventuring in the Lake District is a very lucky reality.

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Brian Falcon, Impact Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager located in sunny Florida. My background in hospitality gives a keen eye to being customer focused. I love that every day brings something new, whether it is supporting on a program or managing logistical details. Outside of work you’ll most likely find me running or nose deep in a book on the beach with my wife and our pup.

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Simon Wagstaff

Simon Wagstaff

Senior Consultant, UK

Simon Wagstaff

Senior Consultant, UK

I joined in 1982 when the company was two years and totalled four people. I have had the great privilege of what seems like two parallel careers - helping to build and develop our business and working with clients to help them do the same with theirs. I love the variety of my role, that at Impact personal talent is more important than hierarchy, and that we have never waivered from our vision to make a positive difference in the world, through leadership development.

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Stuart Kelly, PhD Researcher

Stuart Kelly

PhD Researcher, UK

Stuart Kelly

PhD Researcher, UK

As a PhD researcher, I have an interest in discovering new things. I’m currently on an adventure at Impact to explore leadership training. My background is within sport psychology, working with elite athletes to prepare and perform at their optimum. I support teams to become high performing teams. On my days off you will find me either playing or watching sport.

 

Manny Larenas Impact International

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

I am devoted to applying theory, practical application and innovation to people development. As a lead designer and facilitator with 10+ years experience I deliver custom client solutions globally, from graduates to senior leaders, virtually or f2f. My insatiable curiosity stays satisfied by reading, research and exploring the world. I love the culinary arts and although I enjoy cooking, my passion is simply being the consumer of freshly made delectable dishes. 

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