Meet the team

Executive Directors

Dr Chris Wilson

Executive Director, ImpactEd Group

Chris is the former CEO of The Brilliant Club and launched the consulting model which has developed to become ImpactEd Consulting. He is a trustee at the Delta Academies Trust and Get Further.

Elin de Zoete

Executive Director, ImpactEd Group

Elin was Managing Director of PLMR where she established a highly successful education practice and was a Director of Bite Back 2030. She brings strategy and PR expertise to the ImpactEd Group board.

Hayley Reader-Curtis

Executive Director, ImpactEd Group

Hayley has worked in a variety of roles within the education sector including product development, curriculum management and operations. As well as her role as ED, she is also Director of Operations.

Jonny Sobczyk Boddington

Founder & Executive Director, ImpactEd Group

Jonny has held director positions at Accenture and BCS Consulting and is also former CEO & Chair of the Peter Jones Foundation. Jonny has been listed as one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Owen Carter

Executive Director, ImpactEd Group

Owen is the Managing Director of ImpactEd Evaluation and previously led research & evaluation projects at the Brilliant Club. He has won a Teach First Innovation Award & an FEA Scaling Award.

Measuring impact doesn't have to be complicated

ImpactEd Evaluation

Alex Mathie

Impact Partnerships Manager

Alex worked with the Institute of Physics' on integrating research into classroom practice. He is currently finishing a PhD in Philosophy of Physics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

Anaghaa Wagh

Impact Partnerships Manager

Anaghaa worked as a financial analyst before switching to education. She has worked as a teacher, school leader, teacher mentor & researcher, working with schools, government and non-profits worldwide

Beth Williams

Impact Partnerships Manager (interim)

Beth has worked at The Brilliant Club and for the Children's Commissioner for Wales conducting research & workshops on Children's Rights. She has recently completed a Masters in Human Rights.

Charlie Ellis

School Partnerships Officer

Charlie has over 12 years' experience across a wide range of educational organisations including teaching in the UK and overseas and school partnership management related to skills and apprenticeships

Charlotte Dougan

Impact Partnerships Officer

Charlotte studied Philosophy at KCL and tutored Maths, English and 11+ across Islington & Bromley. She has a background in delivering coding & robotics programmes in schools and in FinTech.

Ciara Sims

School Partnerships Manager (interim)

Ciara has experience as a French & Spanish teacher & a School Onboarding Manager for Third Space Learning where she delivered Maths interventions to primary children in disadvantaged areas of the UK.

Dan Catley

School Onboarding and Engagement Coordinator

Dan has professional experience across tutoring, teaching English as a second language & programme management in EdTech. He is passionate about improving access to quality education for young people.

Danielle Jones

Impact Partnerships Officer

Dani has over 14 years experience working primary education as a classroom teacher, head of department and SENDCo. She has led whole-school approaches to social and emotional health in children.

Deepta Sunil Valliyil

Impact Partnerships Maanger

Deepta is an education specialist with 4 years experience in education research & practice in the 3rd sector. She holds an MSc in Comparative & International Education and an MA in Development Studies

Dr Roland Marden

Senior Associate

Roland has had over 20 years senior research and evaluation experience, working as a research manager for organisations such as Book Trust, Coram, Teachfirst and NFER.

Freya Robson

Impact Partnerships Officer

Freya has numerous years worth of experience in youth work within sports at both domestic & international level as well as mentoring students applying to top universities at an e-learning company.

Holly Waddell

Director of Impact Partnerships (interim)

Holly was an English teacher before working at Teach First to deliver their Leadership Development Programme across the North West. She also has experience in social & economic research consultancy.

John Atkinson

School Partnerships Officer

John worked in primary schools for 8 years as a classroom teacher, subject lead & head of department. Before that he worked for international charity VSO as an Education Programme Development Manager.

Kate Michaelis

School Partnerships Officer

Kate is a former Head of Year & teacher, specialised in inclusive education programmes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and has experience as a Producer and in policy research & evaluation.

Kelly Liles

Partnerships Support Coordinator

Kelly has led English education projects and teacher training in Myanmar as a Peace Corps Volunteer, tutored English and Maths in high schools through AmeriCorps and consulted on youth voice in the UK

Kristy Evers

Director of Impact Partnerships (parental leave)

Kristy has experience across education & impact evaluation including teaching in Singapore, research for a major educational publisher & impact evaluation in HE in Europe, Hong Kong & Australia.

Lauren Prodrick

Impact Partnerships Officer

Lauren has a background as a Primary School Teacher, Tutor & Early Years Curriculum Leader. Prior to joining ImpactEd Lauren took a year out to travel the world and teach English to students overseas.

Lucy Preston

Head of School Delivery & Engagement

Lucy has 10 years' experience in school partnerships, edtech and evaluating school programmes through working in widening participation and as Programme Director at Learning with Parents.

Nina Vafea

Impact Partnerships Officer

Nina is a UCL Psychology graduate with a passion for alternative teaching methods, such as experiential learning techniques. Prior to joining ImpactEd, Nina worked for two years in academia.

Paul Marshall

Impact Partnerships Manager

Paul has worked as a freelance researcher & consultant for 10 years. Before this he was the director of a social enterprise & a head of department in FE. He has an MSc in Social Work Research.

Rosie Dammers

Impact Partnerships Manager

Rosie has 5 years' experience as a teacher and head of department in inner-city London Schools and before this she completed an MSc in Social Policy and Social Research at the Institute of Education.

Saradia Hehn-McCahon

Impact Partnerships Officer

Saradia has recently completed her MA in Education & Psychology from UCL, where she conducted research on the efficacy of outdoor & nature learning. She has also worked as a tutor & content developer.

Strategic partners to purpose-driven organisations

ImpactEd Consulting

David Jones


David spent 8 years at The Brilliant Club building & delivering programmes to support young people to access university. He has worked with universities, schools & government on educational programmes

Dr Rajbir Hazelwood

Director, ImpactEd Consulting

Rajbir has experience as a researcher, Assistant Professor in HE & leader of a social enterprise incubator working across the world. She is a certified HR Manager & Change Management Practitioner.

Hayley Young

Associate Director

Hayley has a varied background in education, having worked as a teacher, at an Edtech start up and at an education charity. She brings expertise across finance, people and operations.

Lena Kuenkel


Lena advises senior leadership teams throughout the operating model design process whilst focusing on creating positive and inclusive work environments. She previously led the Centre for Public Impact

Maddy Gazzard

Director, Philanthropy Practice

Maddy brings experience as Director of Fundraising for Future Frontiers, developing fundraising at The Brilliant Club and as a Trustee for Boxing Futures. She holds a PGCert in Philanthropic Studies.

Mike Bradburn

Director, ImpactEd Consulting

Mike has worked in the Management Consulting industry since 2000, during which time he has worked with many of the leading UK financial institutions, specialising in Project and Programme Management.

Nathan Sansom


Nathan developed policy in central government departments for 10 years, was Programme Director for the National Citizen Service, was part of the founding team at Frontline & CEO of The Access Project.

Tom Halloran


Tom has worked & consulted on data science & analytics with Facebook, Rolls Royce & Bupa. Recently he’s built prototype projects using Open AI’s API to explore what’s possible in latest AI technology.

Tom Shirley

Associate Director of Data Visualisation

Tom has over 10 years experience using data to inform & inspire those who work to make a difference to young people. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.

Employee engagement for schools


Emily Goodridge

School and Community Engagement Officer

Emily has 8 years' experience as a teacher and HoD and before joining ImpactEd Group, she was the Practice Development Lead, supporting Early Career Teachers to develop their practice with Teach First

Mal Pinder

Lead Developer

Mal has worked as a software developer in the education sector for many years. Alongside their work at TEP, they are also the lead developer for the Chartered College of Teaching.

Steph Hamilton

TEP Director

Steph has been working with and in schools for over a decade. First, as a science teacher in the North East of England, then at The Brilliant Club where she was Director of School Partnerships.

Operations and Product

Charlotte Freeth

Operations Officer


Charlotte has a background in teaching, pastoral support & education project management. She is passionate about social mobility & is pursuing an MA Education & Social Justice at Lancaster University.

Colin Robertson

Full Stack Developer

Colin is a software developer who has spent many years working on large-scale and high-traffic systems, and who has a deep interest in tools and techniques for improving effectiveness and well-being.

Jennie Evans

Full Stack Developer

Jennie retrained as a software developer inspired by the possibilities of tech for good. Prior to this, she was a fundraising & events manager and spent over 10 years in the charity sector.

Matt Bee

Full Stack Developer

Matt has 16 years experience as a software engineer and teaches programming to primary pupils. He has worked as a public sector consultant to the Ministry of Justice & Hackney Borough Council.

Sarah Knight

Full Stack Developer & Product Development Lead

Sarah retrained as a web developer following a career in publishing and animation. Sarah has worked as a software engineer & technical lead for a digital consultancy and an online learning platform.

Trevor Brewer

Finance Director

Trevor is a chartered accountant with 20+ years experience across a variety of sectors including financial services, travel and energy & experience in supporting the transition to employee ownership.

ImpactEd Group Board

Anuprita Jagtap

Non-Executive Director

Anuprita is a management consultant with experience in the financial services sector and expertise in Operational Risk Management and Governance.

Dame Sue John

Non-Executive Director

Sue has held directorships at the Brilliant Club, DfE & Future and Teaching Leaders. She is the Chair of the South London Teaching School Hub & Charles Dickens Research School.

Dr Devaki Bhatta

Non-Executive Director

Devaki has extensive Board level experience within tech-based start-ups & scale-ups & has recently been recognised as one of the top 50 women in European tech by InspiringFifty Europe.

John Rendel

Non-Executive Director

John is Director of Grants at Peter Cundill Foundation & was the founder of PEAS network of schools in Africa providing high-quality education to children who otherwise would struggle to go to school.

Mark McCusker

Non-Executive Director

Mark has over 20 years' experience working at the highest level of the Edtech sector, both in the UK and internationally & recipient of the Software Information Industry Life Time Achievement Award.

Patrick Caldwell

Non-Executive Director

Pat is the Chief People Officer at Send and former VP People & Operations at MetomicGlobal. He was recognised as an OUTstanding and Yahoo! Finance Top 100 LGBT+ Executive globally.

Russell Hobby CBE

Non-Executive Director

Russell is CEO of Teach First and former General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). He was appointed CBE in 2022 for his services to education.