Founder

Ruth Ibegbuna is the Founder and CEO of RECLAIM, an award-winning youth leadership project supporting young people across Greater Manchester from areas of social instability. Prior to this, Ruth was a senior teacher in a South Manchester state school and supported young people in obtaining some of the best GCSE results in the country.

Ruth was named Manchester Peace Activist of the Year 2008 and received the Manchester City Council Women’s award for Outstanding Contribution 2009.   Ruth was also awarded the 2011 national Business in the Communities Sieff award for ‘Best collaboration with business to benefit society’.

Ruth was a member of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour. The 2 year ‘Salz’ Commission brought forward strategic proposals for the sustainable reform of relevant services for children and young people, including the youth justice system.  Ruth was a North West committee member of the Heritage Lottery Fund for 3 years. She was a 2013 Clore Social Fellow and has recently been accepted as an Ashoka UK Fellow.

Ruth has recently written a book called ‘On Youth’ that profiles the lives of 5 RECLAIM participants and aims to challenge and reshape some of the services that exist to protect and safeguard young people when they need support the most.

Staff

Georgia Rigg

Georgia Rigg

Leadership Lead

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Iain Kinnear

Iain Kinnear

Enterprise Lead

Kwame Ibegbuna

Kwame Ibegbuna

Activism Lead

Melissa Grant

Melissa Grant

Development Lead

Joe Amos

Joe Amos

Youth Engagement Manager

Katie Cosgrave

Katie Cosgrave

Outreach Officer

Sharon Doyle

Sharon Doyle

Outreach Officer

Brian Talabi

Brian Talabi

Outreach Officer

TBC

TBC

Operations Manager

Becca Smith

Becca Smith

Executive Assistant

Valasker Macsteel

Valasker Macsteel

Finance Lead

Louise Magill

Louise Magill

Business Development Manager

Emily Vickers

Emily Vickers

Strategic Development Manager

Roxy Legane

Roxy Legane

AGMA Youth Activism Lead

Board

David Furlong

David Furlong

Finance Secretary

Abigail Blake

Abigail Blake

Trustee

Darren Crosdale

Darren Crosdale

Trustee

Cathy Elliot

Cathy Elliot

Trustee

Martin Keelagher

Martin Keelagher

Trustee

Jordan McGlacken

Jordan McGlacken

Trustee