Who we are

About Settle

Rich Grahame, our CEO, co-founded Settle in 2015 with Katie Slee after spending time working in homeless hostels and seeing firsthand the challenges young people face when moving into their first home.

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Our values

Grow the good

We focus on building young people’s strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses. Asset based approaches underlie all our services.

Intention isn’t enough

We go the extra mile to ensure we deliver the impact our programmes seek. We are dedicated to improving outcomes for young people.

Young people first

We ensure the needs of the young people we support with are prioritised above all else, and we work to overcome barriers in the system.

Team and board

Bringing skills and experience from different disciplines and backgrounds, our team and board are dedicated to supporting young people through difficult life transitions.

Our team

  • Rich
    Rich Grahame
    CEO and co-founder
  • Aimee
    Aimee Hardaker
    Head of Delivery
  • Lisa
    Lisa Braden
    Head of Business Development
  • Jen
    Jen Long
    Senior Operations Manager
  • Penny
    Penny Day
    Head of Fundraising
  • Bethan
    Beth Bates
    Fundraising and Development Officer
  • Shayane
    Shayane Lacey
    Communications Manager
  • Keziah
    Keziah Hughes
    Senior Programme Manager
  • Binta
    Binta Bah
    Programme Manager
  • Becky
    Becky Collins
    Programme Manager
  • Nick
    Nick Akam
    Senior Programme Officer
  • Alice
    Alice Turner
    Senior Programme Officer
  • Ismay
    Ismay Bartholomew
    Senior Programme Officer
  • Bethlehem
    Beth Tewelde
    Alumni Officer
  • Sophie
    Sophie Taylor
    Senior Programme Officer
  • Amy
    Amy Clark-Bryan
    Programme Officer
  • Emma Done
    Emma Done
    Programme Officer
  • Aisling Gibson
    Aisling Gibson
    Programme Officer

Our board

  • 500px-Rob Trimble
    Rob Trimble
    CEO, The Bromley-by-Bow Centre & Chair
  • Jermaine Portrait
    Jermaine King-Kabali
    Graduate Trustee
  • LBF_Staff_Liz Winder_06
    Liz Winder
    Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd's Bank Foundation & Treasurer
  • 500px-Kathy Mohan
    Kathy Mohan
    CEO, Housing Justice
  • 500px-Mary-Anne Hodd
    Mary-anne Hodd
    PGCE Teacher and Lived Experience Trainer
  • 500px-Steve Chaplin
    Steve Chaplin
    Service Manager, Inner London Local Authority
  • 500px-Marion Wadibia
    Marion Wadibia
    Chief Executive, Winfluence
  • 500px-Sarah Byrt
    Sarah Byrt
    Commercial Solicitor, Salvation Army
  • 500px-Rachel Smith
    Rachel Smith
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, The Freedom Fund