Shackleton Leader Rich Grahame Appointed as New Trustee

The Shackleton Foundation, the charity which supports social entrepreneurs in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s mould, has strengthened its Board of Trustees it has announced today (4th March 2021).

Rich Grahame is the CEO and Co-founder of Settle, a charity that prevents vulnerable young people from becoming homeless. Founded in 2015, Settle has grown from just an idea to an award-winning charity that has supported hundreds of young people across London with their calls for young people’s rights being heard at Downing Street.

Settle was a finalist at the Guardian Public Services Awards and selected as one of Big Issue’s Change Maker’s in 2019. Before Settle, Rich worked with disadvantaged young people at several charities as well as undertaking a social innovation fellowship at Year Here.

Commenting on the appointment, Charlotte Hatfield, the Shackleton Foundation’s Chair said “Three years ago we invited one of our leaders to join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees which has been of immense benefit having their experience, knowledge and strategic insight around the table, and we want to thank Josh Babarinde OBE for his valuable contribution and commitment during this time. As Josh’s tenure ends, it brings me enormous pleasure to welcome Rich Grahame as a Trustee and I am confident he will add great value to the Shackleton Foundation Board”.

Founded in 2007 by the descendants of the original Nimrod expedition the Shackleton Foundation celebrates the legacy of the great man in a 21st century context.

The Shackleton Foundation provides a unique solution to the varied problems of today’s disadvantaged youth. They do this by providing seed-funding to social entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton; inspirational leaders with innovative projects that make a positive impact to the lives of disadvantaged young people.