Manchester Libraries Trust, formerly Manchester Central Library Development Trust (registered charity no. 1150161), supported Central Library’s major transformation, raising essential funds for new furniture and equipment, and for educational and cultural programming. It has helped the library become a popular, lively and dynamic destination, since re-launching in 2014. The Trust’s main priority now is to help raise funds to support exciting new educational and cultural activities. Trust support helps Central Library and Manchester Libraries develop innovative ways or working with new partners and audiences, helping to expand and build on programme successes and supporting sustainability in the years ahead.

Meet The Trustees

Brendan O’Shea

Brendan is a Director at an independent Technology Consultancy which specialises in managing large-scale IT and change programmes. Read more about Brendan

Vicky Rosin MBE

Vicky Rosin is a BA honours graduate in history and politics with a post graduate CQSW diploma. Read more about Vicky

Selina Ullah

Selina is passionate about people and communities, this has led to her involvement in national, regional and local government. Read more about Selina

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Hannah Fitzpatrick is a Senior Project Manager for SOS-UK, a student led charity that seeks to transform the education system and supports young people to learn, act and lead for environmental justice.  Read more about Hannah

John Rooney

John is originally from Belfast and has lived and worked in local government in Greater Manchester since 1990. Read more about John

Jenni Willows

Born in Essex and raised in Hertfordshire, Jenni moved to Manchester in 1990 to study Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Read more about Jenni

Annual Account & Report

The Development Trust recently produced its first externally examined annual accounts and report which detail its activities and future plans. View the latest trust report on the charity commission website.