The Impact Facility appoints Lewis Temple as new CEO 

ASM Gold Trustees 16 May , 2024
Lewis Temble
Lewis Temple

The Impact Facility (TIF) for Sustainable Mining Communities  is delighted to announce the appointment of Lewis Temple as  its new Chief Executive Officer. TIF founder and current  CEO Assheton Stewart Carter is stepping into a new role leading the organisation’s strategy and advocacy efforts from his position on the board of trustees.  

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in global development, and a proven track record of driving positive change in communities worldwide, Temple is poised to lead The Impact Facility into its next phase of growth and impact. He joins TIF from BRAC – the pioneering Bangladeshi global NGO, where he led the European affiliate BRAC UK as CEO for nine years. Temple has spearheaded initiatives across the world for children’s and older people’s rights, education, health, small-holder farming, and economic empowerment. With a focus on building business and private sector solutions to the challenges of poverty and exclusion, his commitment to improving resilience and sustainability aligns perfectly with The Impact Facility’s mission to create lasting positive change for artisanal and small-scale miners and their communities. 

 Outgoing TIF CEO Assheton Stewart Carter expressed his enthusiasm for Temple’s appointment, stating, “Lewis brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for sustainable development to this role. His leadership will undoubtedly propel The Impact Facility forward, ensuring that we continue to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the well-being of mining communities. I am excited about what the future holds for TIF and am looking forward to actively partnering with Lewis and supporting the team in making our vision a reality.”  

 “On behalf of everyone at TIF, I would like to welcome Lewis to the organisation, and thank Assheton for applying his vision and inspiration to create TIF, as well as his tireless dedication over the past 6 years to establish it as a recognised international development and impact investment organisation” said David Sturmes, Co-Founder and Director of Business Innovation and Fundraising. “Our continued growth is testament to the strong foundations put in place by Assheton, and his enthusiasm and commitment to professionalising artisanal and small-scale mining across Eastern and Central Africa has contributed to the development of more sustainable and thriving mining communities. We all look forward to continuing to work with Assheton in his new role and are excited about the experience and enthusiasm that Lewis is bringing to our organisation.” 

The innovative nature of TIF’s Lake Victoria 2030 Leasing Programme for artisanal gold miners in Kenya and Tanzania, and the organisation’s role in setting up and managing the Fair Cobalt Alliance, serving as its permanent secretariat, were what drew Temple to the role at TIF, and he’s looking forward to helping the team evaluate and build on its existing impact. “I am honoured to join The Impact Facility and work alongside its dedicated and expert team” he said. “Together we will build upon TIF’s ground-breaking work and impressive recent growth to realise our ambition to drive meaningful change for mining communities worldwide.”