Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 41 May 2004

Burngreave Community Action Trust News - tel: 272 8008

Donovan St Hugh Modest – Executive Director

Donovan Modest brings a wealth of experience of working in non-profit organisations to the post of Executive Director of BCAT.

On arrival from Jamaica in 1969 Donovan grew up at 36 Abbeyfield Road and attended Hinde House Comprehensive School in the early 70s, before going on to the University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University.

Starting his career at Ashlow Steel and Engineering Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Bridon Wire, he then went on to British Steel Corporation, Sheffield City Council and Onyx Sheffield. There he worked in a variety of roles from Management Accounts, Financial Accounts, Policy Officer and Community Development issues. Donovan joined BCAT in 2002 as Senior Development Worker – Capacity Building.

Donovan has spent over ten years working on community development issues serving on a number of Voluntary Sector Boards. He was instrumental in the setting up of the former ACE Centre, now SYAC and Black Card.

His role as Executive Director is to manage the day-to-day operations and to develop new opportunities for BCAT.


Page compiled by Lynda Kenyon
– Chair of BCAT

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