Archie Graham is a British African of Gambian / Sierra Leonean heritage. Currently works as Finance Manager for UnLtd (The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs), a grant making charitable trust supporting social entrepreneurs.
His professional career started off more than two decades ago in accountancy practice with Pannell Kerr Forster Chattered Accountants (PKF) – The Gambia as Trainee Accountant / Auditor and leaving the firm six years later as Audit Senior. Since then, he has worked for varying organisations mainly within the Not-For-Profit sector including the London Fire Brigade Welfare Fund, The Camden Society and Westminster Association for Mental Health (Westminster Mind).
Archie serves as a trustee (currently the chair) of the Tiata Fahodzi, a British African theatre touring company producing works which reflect the experiences of the changing and developing African diaspora in Britain.
He is founder of AfriCentricEvents.com, a recently launched self-service online platform dedicated to signpost a comprehensive range of events by or of particular interest to people of African heritage and their friends.
He also founded the African Caribbean Diaspora Initiatives Support, which provides business and financial management support to selective initiatives by members of the African and Caribbean communities in the UK.
Archie co-founded ABSENet.com, an online community networking platform for African business and social entrepreneurs.
He is co-organiser of Black Book Swap, a literary event organised by readers to celebrate the work of black authors and writers.
As part of the Adinkra Arts Collective, Archie assists and supports in organising the Afrikans In Films Festival, London’s largest one day free film festival celebrating Africa and African Diaspora cinematography.
In 2010, Archie initiated and organized the Save The BBC World Service Drama petition, an international online campaign signed by over 10,000 signatories petitioning the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to reconsider their decision to stop funding the BBC World Service Drama and the BBC Trust’s decision to axe this program after 75 years of being aired on radio with millions of regular listeners worldwide.