The secretariat staff is made up of a team of five officers:
Carmen is in charge of management of the most relevant events in IMPEL, its coordination, organization, and suppliers. She also offers guidance and support about how to organize any meeting or workshop in IMPEL projects and about the tools and templates available for that purpose.
Will Fawcett is responsible for IMPEL’s Organisational and Operational support. His main tasks are to plan, coordinate and follow up on Board and GA meetings. He supports the Chair and Vice-Chair in their work. He helps draft grant requests and reports in collaboration with Board, Expert Team leads, project and financial officer. He coordinates the Secretariat and links and manages suppliers of goods and services. He also coordinates activities with other relevant Environmental Compliance Networks.
Pinar Topkaya is in charge of project management. She is responsible for project portfolio and activities oversight and establishing management plans for IMPEL projects. She establishes risk management plans and ensures reporting and control of changes. She supports Expert Teams in establishing their work plans. She ensures timely monitoring and reporting on project progress and drafts technical reports for IMPEL’s grant reporting. She supports project leads for cost control in collaboration with the Finance Officer.
Fotini Stamati - General administrative support services
Claudia Wunderlich is taking care of IMPEL’s financial administration. She prepares internal and external audits and financial reports, coordinates with the budgetary units in the European Commission, and manages tax liabilities in cooperation with the external accountant and Belgium authorities. She is providing the financial information for the Board, PMG, and operational support in collaboration with the project officers and controlling IMPEL’s cash and reserve funds as IMPEL’s finance officer