23 September 2020
A picture of Triple appointment to Sanctuary Group Board

Sanctuary Group has announced three new appointments to its Group Board.

James Thallon, Ian Chisholm and Alok Bhalla have all been appointed as non-executive members.

James Thallon, Group Board Member

An experienced senior NHS clinical leader, James has provided strategic leadership and support to the task of creating an improving, sustainable health economy, working predominantly across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

In addition to working in various General Practices, James has held various medical director positions and has over nine years’ experience as an NHS Executive Board Member.

James has been a non-executive director on the Sanctuary Care Board since May 2018.

Ian Chisholm, Group Board Member

Ian has over 30 years’ executive experience in finance and treasury roles in large and complex organisations. He is currently Group Treasurer of Grosvenor Group, the international property management and development company.

His role includes overseeing all treasury activities including managing cash and financial risks, ensuring adequate liquidity and executing financing transactions for all operating companies.

Ian has operated at board level, both from an executive perspective, as Chief Executive of the Shell UK Pension Fund, and from a non-executive perspective, as President, Audit Committee Chair and Council Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Alok Bhalla, Group Board Member

Alok has more than three decades of experience in senior roles at financial institutions including Citibank, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank across multiple locations in India, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Over his career, he developed significant expertise across a number of asset classes including equities, debt, commodities, foreign exchange, rates and hybrids.

He now uses his experience to help Private Equity owned entities and Private Equity/Venture Capital Funds raise structured debt from public and private markets, while also serving as a director, investor and advisor to a number of start-up companies whose founders he mentors.

Sanctuary Group Chief Executive Craig Moule said: “Our three new Board members bring with them a wealth of skills and experience, helping our organisation continue to grow even further  and enabling us to deliver our mission.”

Alongside the new Board members, current Board member Trudi Elliott has been elected as Group Vice Chair. Trudi is a Chartered Town Planner and was formerly a lawyer, practising in both the public and private sectors.

Group Board Member Trudi Elliott

In April 2018, Trudi was appointed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as the Chair of the Planning Inspectorate for England and Wales.