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.

Knowledge

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Health

Global Health
Mental Health
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Cancer
Syphillis
Covid
Femtech

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Human Rights

Gender
Youth Development
World Hunger
Poverty
Education
International Development

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Environment

Sustainability
Natural Disasters
Global Warming
Plastics

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Languages

German
French
Portuguese
Spanish

Meet some of the team

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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.

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CFO

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.

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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!

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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 a 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!

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Senior Associate Strategy and Sustainability

David Bent

I am an advisor, strategist and futurist in the field of sustainability. My current work is on decision-making for global transformations, and nurturing action on under-served, emerging issues. I have helped leading corporations around the world to be more successful by creating a better future, and provided independent advisory work with the UK Cabinet Office, UNDP, Sustainable Shipping Initiative and more.

I am a widower, with 2 teenagers and a cat. In my wife’s memory, I raise funds to help psychotherapists improve how they use time when working with children and adolescents. For fun, I play tennis, learn piano and talk with friends about the problems in the world over a glass or two.

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Senior Associate Brand Strategy

Dan Bobby

I have spent over 25 years working with leadership teams of brands and businesses around the world to define clear organisational visions and strategies to enable them to grow. I am particularly experienced at working with organisations and purpose – from defining and articulating a purpose that the leadership and business can get behind, to helping organisations align their purpose with operations, culture and strategy. I specialise in audience insight development and stakeholder mapping and have been pivotal in building the WeProsper brand for an international women's economic empowerment coalition.

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