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Welcoming our new Chair and a new trustee to Blagrave!

The Blagrave Trust is delighted to welcome Peter Babudu as Chair and Segun Olowookere, to our Board.

Peter is currently Head of Evidence at the Youth Endowment Fund – a fund dedicated to preventing youth violence and crime.  He is also a local councillor in Southwark and has spent over a decade in the social sector working with a range of foundations, government departments and charities to help them better understand the impact of their work.

Peter is joined as a new trustee by Segun Olowookere.   Segun worked for the global youth-led development charity Restless Development, providing financial support and capacity building as their International Finance Manager aged 25!  He is committed to diversity and equal opportunity and has written a motivational book for young people “You Might As Well’.

Young people are a huge part of both Peter and Segun’s work with a deep commitment to their empowerment. Both Peter and Segun are interested in the power dynamics at play in the funding system and specifically attracted to Blagrave as we continue our journey towards becoming a youth-led rather than a youth-focused funder.   In line with our commitments to evolve our own governance and model the values that we believe in, they will join our existing Board that includes two young trustees and we will shortly be recruiting for a further two young trustees.

Segun Olowookere                    Peter Babudu