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RIO appoints new Commercial Director

By 25th November 2014 No Comments

RIO is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Rolls in its newly-created Commercial Director role.

With a career spanning 14 years in the social enterprise sector, Jon brings a wealth of experience from senior roles in the region having previously worked as Chief Executive of Cornish social enterprise ReZolve and most recently as Social Enterprise Manager at Cornwall College.

As Commercial Director Jon will be responsible for RIO’s profitability, realising the full potential of the business and generating growth. Initially focusing on RIO’s education, learning and skills offer, Jon’s role will span the entire organisation, supporting the team to deliver profitable services and to grow markets, revenue and impact.

Speaking of his appointment, Jon said: “I’m hugely excited to be joining such an innovative organisation that is pushing the boundaries and delivering some amazing work with young people, social enterprises and business alike.

“Having worked with RIO as a partner I know we have a bright future because our economy needs the socially enterprising people and places that RIO have been developing and I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping them in their next phase of growth.”

RIO Chief Executive Lindsey Hall said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jon to the growing RIO team. In Jon we feel we have found the right mix of commercial acumen, social enterprise knowledge and senior leadership experience to help us grow RIO to the next level.

“The experience Jon brings in terms of business development, partnerships and the social enterprise sector will be of huge benefit to RIO as we continue to develop our commercial offer around social enterprise skills development. We’re very much looking forward to working with him.”

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