I lead the impact management practice for Advisory and Impact at Bates Wells. I work with charities, social enterprises and private organisations to conduct needs and outcomes based planning workshops to develop their theory of change and articulate their vision, mission and strategy.

I specialise in helping organisations evaluate their socioeconomic impact and embed on-going impact monitoring into decision making, to enable them deliver their intended outcomes effectively and efficiently. I also work with clients to deliver impact maturity roadmaps and offer assurance over in-house methodologies, to help them maximise their positive contribution.

Prior to joining, I was the in house impact management lead for a FTSE-100 company for 10 years, but my experience expands to central government, local government and consulting. Previous roles have included:  Team Lead of the Research and Information unit at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. I have worked across a range of sectors, including energy and utilities, the charitable sector, local and central government, real estate, mining and consumer goods.

  • I am currently working with a real estate client to evaluate and maximise their socioeconomic contribution to the local community
  • I advised a private investment fund to articulate their theory of change, their mission , develop an impact framework to assess investments, and embed impact effectiveness into decision making governance structure, so that they can on-board investors and raise funds.
  • I advised a charity in the education sector, who works with young adults with severe learning disabilities to demonstrate the social value they deliver to individuals to help them communicate with their key stakeholders.
  • I co-authored a social impact study for a Housing Association to value the impact of social housing to influence policy makers.

Qualifications and career

  • MA Economics, University of Cambridge
  • MSc Development Studies (Econ), London School of Economics