Our team

Passionate champions for climate action and justice

We are a small and dynamic team of advisors who bring together a wealth of experience in climate change, biodiversity, international development, social justice, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

We are incredibly committed and passionate about what we do, and how we see our work contributing towards a just and equitable world.

Learn more about the mission, commitments, principles and values that form the foundation of our work in our charter for transformational change.

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Yasmin Ahammad

Managing Director

Yasmin has 15 years’ experience in international development and social justice, and has been a long-time climate activist. Her work includes supporting indigenous migrants and refugees from Myanmar, as well as grassroots communities on the frontline of climate change across Asia.

Rosine Uwineza

Philanthropy Advisory Director

Rosine is passionate about confronting injustice. Prior to Impatience Earth, she focused on systems-change grant-making across a range of social justice causes in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. She wants to see individuals and communities centred at the heart of social justice and transformation.

James Hibberd

Research Officer

James is a specialist in biodiversity. He obtained a Masters in Animal and Plant Sciences from the University of Sheffield and has a passion for the natural world and an interest in protecting ecosystems from the worst effects of climate change. In his spare time, James volunteers with wildlife and natural history groups in and around the Peak District of England and is especially passionate about bird ringing.

Heather Salmon

Wellbeing Director

Heather has worked in a range of for-profit and not-for-profit roles, specialising in delivering people-centred transformational change across a wide and diverse stakeholder group. A passionate Changemaker, she is committed to using her coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills in empowering Changemakers to centre ‘wellness’ as the ‘critical operating model’ for a planet that works for nature and for people.

Aditi Shah

Philanthropy Advisory Director

Aditi has previously worked with food-system incubators programmes & start-up social enterprises. She’s passionate about how climate philanthropy can help create sustainable food systems and bring about social justice.

Sarah Farrell

Philanthropy Advisory Manager

Sarah has worked with both UK and international organisations that deliver social and environmental impact, powered by philanthropy. Prior to Impatience Earth, Sarah worked in climate finance. She wants to see more power shifted to those most impacted by the impact of climate change. 

Aida Mugabo

Philanthropy Advisory Manager

Aida has a background in policy development and negotiations. She is interested in how partnerships can support climate philanthropy. She is passionate about community development and ensuring climate philanthropy embeds voices from the front lines.

Areeba Hasan

Research Officer

Areeba is a sustainability researcher and advocate with a passion for advancing social and environmental justice. With a background in research and communications, she wants to drive positive change through impactful storytelling and advocacy that helps us navigate the climate emergency.

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