27 September 2021
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Sanctuary has welcomed two new members to its Group Board with the appointments of Ros Kerslake and Alan West.

Ros is currently Chief Executive of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a role she started in 2016. She leads a UK-wide team of around 300 staff and is responsible for the distribution of £400m funds per year.

Alongside this, Ros is a non-executive director on the Board of U and I Group PLC, specialising in Public Private Partnership schemes. She was appointed as a Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee this year and is a member of the Community and Voluntary Services Honours Advisory Committee.

A qualified solicitor, Ros has previously held chief executive positions at both The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and RegenCo Sandwell, as well as director-level roles at Railtrack, Booker PLC and Gulf Oil.  

Alan is a retired corporate banker with expertise in both corporate finance and structuring debt in public sector supported transactions, including housing associations. He is also currently a consultant with The Housing Finance Corporation.

Alan West, Group Board Member

Alan has been appointed to Sanctuary’s Group Board due to his role as Chair of Sanctuary Scotland, which owns and manages more than 8,000 homes across Scotland.

Ros Kerslake commented: “Social housing has an important role to play in society and I am excited to be joining the board of one of the UK’s leading housing providers. I am impressed by Sanctuary’s strategic aims and look forward to supporting the organisation to continue to deliver its mission in communities across the country.”