Meet the people behind the Centre for Youth Impact

Bethia McNeil 

Bethia McNeil is Director of the Centre for Youth Impact, a role she has held since its launch in September 2014. Prior to joining the team to set up the Centre, Bethia worked at the Dartington Social Research Unit, the Young Foundation, the National Youth Agency and NIACE (now the Learning and Work Institute), in a variety of policy and research roles.
She has also worked in further and higher education as a teacher and trainer. Bethia is a Clore Fellow and a Senior Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University.

Email: bethia.mcneil [at]
Phone: 07421 745895

Pippa Knott

Pippa Knott

Pippa Knott is the Head of Networks. She leads the design and delivery of the Centre’s network strategy, which includes establishing networks across the country to change how individuals and organisations engage with impact measurement, and coordinating the support that the Centre offers them.

Pippa previously worked in the Cabinet Office’s Youth Policy team, where she led on evidence and impact measurement in youth services.  She has a background in social policy and research, and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and London School of Economics.

Email: pippa.knott [at]
Phone: 07766 026252


Sherri WongSherri Wong

Sherri serves as Networks Assistant & PA to Director for the Centre, supporting the networks and the day-to-day running of the team

Sherri graduated from UCL with a BA (Hons) Geography and from SOAS with a MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development, focusing on social movements and policy. She has, previously, worked in various third sector organisations, including the British Red Cross (in Family Reunion Travel Assistance).

Email: sherri.wong [at]
Phone: 01162 574975

Genevieve Maitland Hudson

Genevieve Maitland Hudson

Genevieve Maitland Hudson serves as a Research Fellow for the Centre and is a researcher, evaluator and project designer with wide-ranging experience of academic and social research. She has a particular interest in the use of human-centred measurement in assessing the effectiveness of social programmes and is the Head of Evaluation and Impact at The Power to Change

Gen also writes about evaluation and social measurement, and has published widely on this topic. She writes a regular column for Civil Society News and has recently written articles for Charity Finance, Feedback Labs, The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The Centre for Youth Impact and the Alliance 4 Useful Evidence.

Kenton HallKenton Hall

Kenton Hall is the Communications Development Officer for the Centre.

Kenton is a writer, media practitioner and educator, with a background in writing and directing films for young people. He has also devised and delivered multiple BTEC courses in Creative Media Production for young people whom traditional education streams have failed to engage, with an eye on employability within the British Film Industry.

Email: kenton.hall [at]
Phone: 01162 575043

Kevin Munday

Kevin Munday

Kevin Munday is chair of the programme board for the Centre. The founding Director of ThinkForward, a charity that provides long-term coaching for young people in schools with the highest risk of future unemployment, Kevin is a qualified youth worker and teacher who has previously worked with Impetus-PEF as Investment Director, as Head of 14-19 Education and Deputy Head of Youth Services in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Deputy Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. .

Kevin has an MBA from Ashridge Business School and is currently completing a Doctorate in Education at Homerton College, Cambridge.