Hugh Rolo

Hugh works for the Development Trusts Association as Head of Assets and Investment. There are over 450 development trusts across the UK, all community owned and led. Current members have a combined turnover of £230mn and own assets valued at £500mn. They cultivate enterprise and build assets – creating wealth in communities and keeping it there.

Hugh is a founder partner and Director of the Key Fund Yorkshire- both of which are investing “patient capital” in community enterprises. On behalf of the DTA, he is a founder partner of the Adventure Capital Fund and an advisor to Communitybuilders investment Panel.

He is leading for the DTA on an action learning research programme into Community Shares and Bonds backed by Communities and Local Government and the Office of Civil Society Hugh is a director of ACCENT Regeneration, a leading housing association. He remains active in my own community of Manningham in Bradford as a Director of ABL, and Manningham Mills Community Association, development trusts, and as a secondary School Governor, where he chairs the finance committee.