Our People

Team

Matthew Farmer

Founder & MD

Matthew Farmer
Matthew leads the business globally and takes an active role working with clients and partners to design and deliver high-impact immersive experiences. Through 15 years of leading the business he’s developed expertise in diverse areas including leadership, people development, sustainability, impact assessment and culture. Matthew draws energy and inspiration from working with diverse groups of people and bringing meaning, purpose and opportunity to others.

Amanda Bowman

Corporate Volunteering Director

Amanda Bowman
Amanda is responsible for the Corporate Volunteering solution area. She is known for bringing corporate volunteering to the UK and Europe and as a leader in international corporate volunteering and partnership building having worked in the corporate and NGO sectors. Her passion is making connections between people, ideas, and organisations and to help change the way business does business with benefits from and on society and development.

David Tsipenyuk

Leadership Development Director

David Tsipenyuk
David looks after the Leadership Development solutions area. He brings almost 20 years of experience of enabling individuals, organizations and civil society to thrive in a globalized world. Through his work at Emerging World, David ignites his purpose of improving the lives of others by developing inclusive and responsible leaders.

Jamie Burdett

Sustainability & Innovation Director

Jamie Burdett
Jamie is responsible for the Purpose Brought to Life solution area. He brings 20+ years of experience in sustainability and innovation, from co-founding circular economics company Worn Again, to strategic work with global brands whilst at big and small agencies. His passion is seeing teams fall in love with a purpose and driving new ideas into the world.

Kirsty Foster

Operations Director & Coach

Kirsty Foster
Kirsty is responsible for supporting the delivery and facilitation of impactful programs and serves as a coach. She brings 20 years leadership development facilitation and delivery experience, working across 6 continents. She is passionate about creating immersive experiences rich in learning potential that ignite positive change and growth in the individual, organisation and beyond.

Doreen Mutero

Programme & Parnerships Manager

Doreen Mutero
Doreen is responsible for the programme management and partner organisation network management area. She brings her experience of working in emerging markets within the people and organization development space. Her passion is enabling individuals and teams apply learning and providing connections for mutually beneficial, growth-oriented relationships across borders.

Sally Brownbill

Marketing & Impact Assessment Manager

Sally Brownbill
Sally is responsible for Impact Assessments and Marketing. She has experience of marketing, event management and data analysis for large corporates, NGO’s and small businesses. Sally’s passion is sharing data driven impact stories that show how immersive learning programmes can change individuals, shift business and shape society for the better.

Andy Gale

Business Manager

Andy Gale
Andy is our Business Manager responsible for supporting all our office functions. He has 25+ years senior leadership experience in the UK and abroad ranging from leading operational groups of 100+ to responsibility for developing organisational business strategies to improve customer experience and employee engagement. His passion is to help individuals reach their potential and delivering excellent customer service.

 

Our Sensemakers – Associate Coaches and Facilitators

Amy Moore
S. Africa

Anita Bhasin
US

Tom Melberg
US

Shannon Banks
UK

Sarah Jones
UK

Richard Strudwick
UK

Phil Radcliff
UK

Mel Mitchell
US

Kenneth Mikkelsen
Denmark

Joelle Pfeiffer
US

Els Van De Water
Spain

Liz Rushton
UK

Ed Williams
UK

Our Clients Include