The Shackleton Foundation, the charity which supports social entrepreneurs in Sir Ernest Shackleton's mould, has strengthened its board of trustees it is announced today ( 27 May 2015).
Plum Lomax – Deputy Head of Funders at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), the charity think tank and consultancy. 'Plum brings to the Foundation a wealth of knowledge about the grant-making landscape, having worked at NPC for over 11 years, advising a wide range of donors on all aspects of their giving.'
Mark Gwynne – Polygon Global Partners, London. 'Mark's insight from 25 years professional experience in law, investment banking and investment management at Clifford Chase, Merrill Lynch and since 2007 with Polygon Global Partners will boost significantly the Foundation's fundraising capability.'
Commenting on the appointments, Bill Shipton, the Shackleton Foundation's Chairman said 'These key appointments will enable us to extend our work beyond the 20 Shackleton Leaders we have supported since 2007. I am delighted to welcome Plum and Mark to the team.'
Founded in 2007, by 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 ambitious people who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational Leaders with innovative projects that make a positive impact to the lives of young people.