Impetus-PEF announces new chief executive

Impetus-PEF, the private equity-supported youth charity, has appointed Andrew Ratcliffe, currently deputy chief executive of the Africa Governance Initiative, as its new chief executive.

Ratcliffe replaces Daniela Barone Soares, who stood down in June after nine years in the role. He will start in April.

At the Africa Governance Initiative, an organisation that supports African leaders and governments on development issues, Ratcliffe was involved in helping the organisation enter new countries and build new partnerships. 

Prior to taking on this role, Ratcliffe was a senior policy adviser in the prime minister’s strategy unit focused on schools, parenting and skills policies, and also spent time in Oxford University’s social policy department working on poverty and education issues in relation to the UK and Africa.

“Andy has impressive and diverse experience, and from his time working in government he possesses detailed knowledge of the policy issues that affect the disadvantaged young people Impetus-PEF works with, which will prove invaluable to our future work,” said Johannes Huth, chair of Impetus-PEF.