The secretariat staff is made up of a team of five officers:

Will Fawcett

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

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

Fotini Stamati - General administrative support services

Fotini Stamati provides IMPEL’s general administrative support. She manages the Manifestation of Interest process and members’ access on the intranet and maintains an updated contact list. She distributes relevant information to National Coordinators, Board, and member organisations. She supports intranet communication from board, Committees, Projects and activities to the network. She provides backup for setting up video conferences and registration procedures for IMPEL meetings and manages the IMPEL calendar.
Claudia Wunderlich

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

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