Jon Rolls

Commercial Director

Jon is our Commercial Director. Prior to RIO Jon spent 2 years driving forward the social enterprise scene in Cornwall and working with a range of strategic partners to catapult social enterprise into the economic landscape in the County.

In a short space of time Jon was instrumental in helping Cornwall achieve Social Enterprise Zone status, coordinated the development and launch of an innovative social enterprise support programme, The Engine Room, and founded a strategic leadership group for the sector comprising some of the county’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Jon is routed in social enterprise and cut his teeth helping Cornish social enterprise ReZolve, develop into one of the most visible environmental enterprises in the county and a national player in the community waste sector.

His passion for making a difference and spotting an opportunity makes him a great fit for RIO and he is incredibly excited about the challenge of helping us to grow and develop our impact on a national and international scale.

Jon is currently involved on the Board of the Par Bay Big Local group, has held previous trusteeships with the Voluntary Sector Forum and a number of local organisations and is strategically connected across Cornwall and nationally. He has also run his own online business for the last 5 years.

More importantly he is a proud Dad of 3, a great husband (his words), an RFU qualified rugby coach, a dedicated gig rower and a keen cyclist!