Sanctuary Group appoints new chief executive

David Bennett, Jonathan Lander and Craig Moule

Sanctuary Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Craig Moule has been appointed Group Chief Executive following David Bennett’s decision to retire.

Craig, who has been CFO since 2013, will take up his new role on January 1, 2019.

Jonathan Lander, Group Chair, said: “I am delighted that Craig has agreed to become our new Group Chief Executive. Craig has worked at Sanctuary since 1989 and has contributed greatly to the organisation’s accomplishments since that time.”

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Craig added: “I am proud to be Sanctuary’s next Group Chief Executive, and look forward to working with the Board and senior team to ensure the continued success of the organisation.

“I would also like to thank David as without him Sanctuary would not be in the strong position it is now, with the financial stability to deliver our charitable objectives of providing housing and care to those who need it most.”

Outgoing Chief Executive David has led Sanctuary since 1991 having joined the business in 1986.

Jonathan added: “Thanks to David’s astute and visionary leadership Sanctuary is one of the UK’s principal housing and care providers, having grown from one with a turnover of £22 million and employing 628 people in 1991, to one which now has a turnover of £728 million and employs more than 13,000.

“David leaves an excellent legacy for Craig to build on. On behalf of the Board I would like to sincerely thank David for his dedicated service and commitment to Sanctuary.”

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  1. if this housing giant has this mighty turn over then why are their properties in such a state at ireland road(no 9~17) ipswich or is the money that needs spending at this area going to these men?

  2. Exactly if they’ve had a £728 million turn over,
    Then why am I and thousands of your tenants are living in homes unfit for human consumption
    I myself and 9 of my neighbours are Still waiting for new windows these should of been replaced wen a law was brought in after 15 yrs they need to be replaced , I’ve been in my home 25 years
    Inspector from local authorities are now involved! !!
    Absolutely disgusting from a leading housing association.

  3. Could someone please ring me about ongoing problems that is making my aunties life a complete misery in one of your sanctuary flats in Stoke on trent she’s been down every avenue to try and get help it’s just not fair.

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