Team Skating Panda

To ensure we land real impact together, you need to be selective about the company you keep.

At Skating Panda, our people are rare, unexpected and deeply committed. We each come to work every day because we want to have a positive impact on the world and believe that our partners –like you – give us the power to do just that. We also have the skills you need.

We’re not a huge organisation because we believe that small is agile and focused. And you won’t find a tag-on purpose department because impact is all and everything we do. If you want to create and maintain change, we’re the people you want by your side.




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Meet some of the team

Founder & CEO

Andrea Hartley

I founded Skating Panda a decade ago, having spent my early career working for multinationals, government organisations and as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid team. My goal has always been to recruit the best strategists and marketeers possible, so that we can empower our clients to achieve and accelerate real social impact, with a sharp focus on purpose.
When I’m not swimming, running and climbing, you’ll find me baking and being beaten at table tennis by my children.


Karen McDonald

Having led finance teams at leading television companies such as Carlton and Central for more than two decades, I’m no stranger to ensuring businesses in the limelight function better. The added benefit of working for Skating Panda is that now I work for an organisation that makes a positive difference in the world.
I love to travel, read, binge on good TV and films, garden and spend quality time with my lovely granddaughters.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Gemma Regniez

I’ve lived and breathed marketing and communications since childhood and always wanted to harness communications as a vehicle for positive change.
After years in government and working internationally I now enjoy the huge variety working with our clients brings and I relish every opportunity to come up with creative communications ideas to solve global problems.
I practice Ju Jitsu with my much more nimble son, walk with my Cypriot rescue hound and indulge in food-related adventures.


Harry Playford

I’m an operations director who thrives in a driven, modern and dynamic environment. My experience ranges from running in-house operations and teams to setting up successful businesses from scratch. I love the fact I can do all this with Skating Panda whilst making a difference from a social impact perspective.
I enjoy socialising with friends and colleagues who have become friends over the years.

Account Director

Danielle Bowler

I have devoted most of my career to developing partnerships, supporting brands, non-profits, foundations, and governments with the aim of accelerating their positive impact on the world. As an committed feminist, my core focus in on the systemic issues that contribute to gender inequality.
When I’m not campaigning, I love to travel the world with my trusty camera capturing those moments that make societies unique. I’m also a runner and connoisseur of South London pubs!

Account Director

Rachel Sewell

Having earned my stripes at PR agencies within the vibrant travel and tourism sector, I am delighted to be part of the Skating Panda team, sharing my skills, experience and passion for communications, while also helping to create real impact for the diverse clients we partner with.
In my downtime I love going to gigs and travelling to as many far flung destinations as possible in search of adventure. Most recently my travels took me to Sri Lanka which was incredible!

Senior Operations Manager

Josh Kempton

As an operations professional in the charity sector – and more recently with purpose-driven start-ups – creating impact has always been the core of what I do. At Skating Panda I not only work with a team with a phenomenal skillset, I also work alongside really special organisations making a difference in our communities.
My best weekends always feature friends, good wine and long walks – even if my partner has to drag me on the walk to start with!

Senior Growth Manager

Daniel Puddicombe

With a background in sales, business development, and brand partnerships I love the fact that, as part of the Skating Panda team, I’m involved in work that has a positive impact on the world.
I bring my experience in driving partnerships that maximise diversity and inclusion. I also make the most of my skills in relationship building, negotiation, creativity and public speaking.
In my downtime, I watch mixed martial arts, boxing and football. I also love cinema and sharing time with my friends.

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