The Group Board delegates day-to-day management of activities to the Group Chief Executive, David Bennett, who is responsible for ensuring that the organisation has appropriate executive arrangements in place to meet our objectives and targets, and that those arrangements reflect the complex needs of our business, including financial performance, capital investment, compliance, growth and business planning.

Group Executives

David Bennett, Group Chief Executive at Sanctuary Group.

David Bennett

CBE, FCA, CCMI

Group Chief Executive

David Bennett is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience in the housing association sector. He has been the Group Chief Executive of Sanctuary since 1992. Prior to joining Sanctuary in 1990, he held senior finance positions in the commercial sector. David was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015 for services to social housing.

Craig Moule, Chief Financial Officer and Co-opted Board Member at Sanctuary Group.

Craig Moule

BSc (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer & Co-opted Board Member

Craig Moule joined Sanctuary in 1989 from Coopers & Lybrand. He is responsible for finance and resources including financial strategy, treasury and risk, information systems, business information, procurement, asset management, and the Shared Service Centre.

Craig manages Sanctuary’s relationships with investors, bankers, internal and external auditors, and the rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service. In addition, Craig leads on negotiations of complex commercial deals including raising private finance.

Nicole Seymour, Director of Corporate Services at Sanctuary Group.

Nicole Seymour

BA (Hons), MA

Group Director - Corporate Services and Co-opted Board Member

As Group Director - Corporate Services, Nicole Seymour is responsible for human resources, learning and development, public relations and communications, customer services, health and safety, governance, and legal services. Nicole is a co-opted member of the Group Board and is the company secretary to Sanctuary and all of its subsidiaries.

Nicole successfully completed Sanctuary’s graduate programme in 2014, and initially worked in its business development team before setting up a new service for the strategic oversight of complaints, management of enquiries from key external contacts, and the maintenance of policies and procedures across the Group.

Simon Clark, Group Director of Housing at Sanctuary Group.

Simon Clark

BA (Hons)

Group Director - Housing

Simon is Group Director - Housing, with responsibility for the management of the Group’s landlord functions across English and Scottish operations.

Simon has been with the Group for ten years, starting as Managing Director of Rochford Housing before taking on a variety of national roles leading on customer services. In his current role he oversees driving improvements in service delivery resulting in increased productivity, efficient working and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

Peter Martin, Group Director of Development at Sanctuary Group.

Peter Martin

BA, DipHsg, LLM

Group Director - Development

As Group Director - Development, Peter Martin is responsible for leading the Development and Construction teams to achieve the Group’s aspiration to build 30,000 new homes.

Prior to this role, Peter was appointed as Senior Development Manager for Sanctuary Scotland, promoted to Head of Development Services and then appointed Director of Sanctuary Cumbernauld. This follows 25 years working in the housing sector.

Nathan Warren, Group Commercial Director at Sanctuary Group.

Nathan Warren

BA (Hons), FCCA, MBA, C-DIR

Group Director - Commercial

As Group Director - Commercial, Nathan Warren is responsible for developing commercial opportunities for the Group and leading on new business development.

Before joining Sanctuary, Nathan spent his career working in the private sector with FTSE listed Rolls-Royce Plc, chartered accountancy practice Grant Thornton and US global oil and defence group Halliburton. During his time with Sanctuary, Nathan has led a number of our operations and worked on corporate planning and business development activities.

Nathan was named the Institute of Directors’ New Chartered Director of the Year 2017.

Sarah Clarke Kuehn

Sarah Clarke-Kuehn

BA (Hons)

Group Director - Care

As Group Director - Care, Sarah Clarke-Kuehn is responsible for Sanctuary’s care services.

Sarah joined Sanctuary in 2011 as Head of Finance - Housing and Communities and since then has undertaken a number of roles including Director of Housing Operations, Commercial Services Director, and Operations Director for Sanctuary Supported Living.

Sarah is a qualified management accountant, who started her career at London International Group (FMCG) and progressed from manufacturing into the service sector with RWE npower.