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Meet the team

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

Alessandra Meacci, Italy

Alessandra Meacci

Senior Consultant, Italy

Alessandra Meacci

Senior Consultant, Italy

With over 20 years' experience in organisation evolution and people development, working for both small and international companies, my distinctive attributes are positive energy, curiosity, and assertiveness. I believe that no business Strategy can be delivered without a people Strategy, which leads my daily commitments traveling in Italy and Europe.

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Lucy Gardner, UK

Lucy Gardner

Programme Co-ordinator, UK

Lucy Gardner

Programme Co-ordinator, UK

As a Programme Co-ordinator, the main focus of my role is to help organise and set up a variety of global programmes as part of the Programme Management team. I moved to the Lake District last year after spending the past few years living in various places in the UK and abroad. My favourite way to spend my time outside of work is travelling, but I love the fact that I can now live and work in such a beautiful place every day!

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Mark Sanders, Impact International

Mark Sanders

Stores and Transport Manager, UK

Mark Sanders

Stores and Transport Manager, UK

I manage equipment, projects and vehicles at our HQ. I have a certificate of competence in the inspection of personal protective equipment for adventure activities, level 3 qualification in transport managers professional competence and IOSH managing safely certificate. My sense of humour helps me to cope with a job which is at best dull. Playing guitar with the infamous Impact band "you get what you pay for" is simultaneously the moment I'm most and least proud of.

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.

Andrea Minoni Impact

Andrea Minoni

Senior Consultant, Italy

Andrea Minoni

Senior Consultant, Italy

I met Impact in 2006 and I fell in love with the way Impact use theory, practical application and innovation to develop others. As a facilitator I deliver custom tailored solutions for clients in Italy, for private, public and non-profit organisations. I have an insatiable curiosity and stay satisfied through reading and research. Also I love to sail on my Fireball dinghy and play drums in my jazz trio.

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July Wan, Impact

July Wan

Programme Manager, China

July Wan

Programme Manager, China

Prior to Impact I worked as general manager assistant & program manager. And I gained experience in project and relationship management through the work. I met Impact China in June, 2018. Now I manage the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service.

Richard Berry, Impact

Richard Berry

Filmmaker, UK

Richard Berry

Filmmaker, UK

I’m a filmmaker. I believe there are stories in everything and that everyone has a story to tell. Even the most ordinary people are extraordinary when you really get to know them!
I’ve been exploring the world since I was a young ‘un, there’s loads left to see. I like mountains, I don’t like the sea much, I suppose it’s alright to look at, but not to go in… Happy to discuss.

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Yuichi Ishikawa

Yuichi Ishikawa

Coordinator, Japan

Yuichi Ishikawa

Coordinator, Japan

I joined Impact in 2015 as the youngest member of the Impact Japan team. I enjoy the work we do in this great company and the way we work together. We provide a unique value to clients. We all value contributing to Impact, which makes us happy in life.

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.

Andy Dickson, Impact International

Andy Dickson

Head of Global Customer Solutions Development

Andy Dickson

Head of Global Customer Solutions Development

I have spent my working life helping organisations, teams and people to be the best that they can be. I believe in the power of expertly designed and facilitated experiential learning and the exciting potential that lies within every person given the right opportunity. In my work I believe that managers and leaders have a responsibility to ensure work is exciting, fulfilling and aspirational for the people working in and with their organisations.

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Richard Little, Impact

Richard Little

Senior Consultant, UK

Richard Little

Senior Consultant, UK
During 35 years in Impact I have specialised in leadership development, working with every imaginable kind of organisation; meanwhile, at IFLAS I am Professor of Sustainability Leadership. In both roles, I am driven by the urgent need for change in the nature and purpose of business education. My tendency to scepticism, especially about leadership, began to take shape when I was expelled from school, a career high-point not since surpassed.
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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!

Mario GianAndrea, Impact Italy

Mario GianAndrea

Founder and President, Italy

Mario GianAndrea

Founder and President, Italy

I’ve been many in my working life: an HR Director, an entrepreneur, a leader, a coach, a salesman, a visionary, a confidant, a manager. And a friend. And I am still excited (and sometimes anxious) when I meet a new group of people. I genuinely enjoy it! This is the reason I'll probably work for another decade!

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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. 

Dave Hardegger, Impact New Zealand

Dave Hardegger

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach, New Zealand

Dave Hardegger

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach, New Zealand

People are amazing. We have so much going on and yet we are capable of such incredible things. I’m incredibly grateful to work with amazing people, helping them learn, grow, and maximise their potential. Based in beautiful NZ, I work with a fascinating mix of clients throughout Asia. When not immersed in my work, I love spending time in nature with my wonderful family.

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Katarzyna Romanowicz, Impact Poland

Katarzyna Romanowicz

Senior Consultant, Poland

Katarzyna Romanowicz

Senior Consultant, Poland

I am a consultant, trainer, PCC ICF coach and facilitator with over 13 years of experience. I support and inspire people to better communicate with each other – be it within a team, with clients or with employees. As a psychologist, I help my clients discover the mechanisms that influence their challenges and successes. I am a fan of active lifestyle – cycling and hiking, as well as cooking and spending time with my family.

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. 

Sachi Bid Impact

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

As Marketing Specialist, I use my past experiences in start-ups and agencies to implement different marketing activities throughout the business. I am passionate about all things creative. I believe in using the power of marketing to make a difference and Impact offers a unique proposition that does exactly this. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and foods. I will never say no to a new adventure!

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Erica Partelli, Impact Italia

Erica Partelli

Consultant, Italy

Erica Partelli

Consultant, Italy

As one of the youngest consultants in my team I bring fresh perspectives, energy and curiosity to the problem solving process. With a strong organisational psychology background, I work with genuine passion for innovation and for the opportunities that the digital transformation is offering to the learning process. My main passions include swimming and playing board games. I think that when people play they laugh, they learn, so they live.

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Jackie Carter

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

My passion is for partnering with clients to understand what success looks like for them and identify development solutions that make a lasting difference. Many years in corporate, L&D and business school roles have given me helpful insights into how individuals and organisations learn. My other joys are my family, walking and you might even find me in the gym!

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Marco Parenti Impact

Marco Parenti

Senior Consultant, Italy

Marco Parenti

Senior Consultant, Italy

As an expert in organisational and behavioral change, I have a long history of consultancy and helping professionals to become better versions of themselves. I’m still studying on a daily basis to enhance my approach to training and development (technical or interpersonal) for sustainable behavioural change. I use theory, proven methodologies, practical applications, coaching and innovation to make it happen. I love the outdoors, beauty and life!  

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Lou McDonald Impact

Lou McDonald

Head of Marketing, UK

Lou McDonald

Head of Marketing, UK

Sum myself up in a paragraph? There’s a challenge! And maybe a good starting point. I like challenge. I like the challenge of grabbing attention with interesting, useful and relevant marketing. From a new website or re-brand to a sell-out festival, for me it’s all about customer first. I like a physical challenge too, and the challenge of how long I can last without listening to music!

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Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki, Impact International

Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki

Delivery Quality Manager, Japan

Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki

Delivery Quality Manager, Japan

Being a manager of the delivery team in Impact Japan, I have been putting great effort and energy into realising our “Re-Born Strategy” from the delivery quality aspect. For my leadership style, creating trust is the most important factor. I support my team by creating trusting relationships, and as a facilitator, I use this quality to create a completely safe and open learning space in programmes. I love having a good time with people, drinking and karaoke.

Charlie Somers Cocks, Impact International

Charlie Somers Cocks

Senior Consultant and Head of Global Talent, UK

Charlie Somers Cocks

Senior Consultant and Head of Global Talent, UK

I am passionate and committed to helping others be the best they can be, whether they're senior leaders or young talent. In my Global Talent role I support the recruitment, induction and development of our full time and associate consultants. This fantastic role has allowed me to work with many of our global team since 1992. Despite being old enough to know better I compete as a Master at a world level at Mountain Bike Orienteering and manage the Great Britain team.

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