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Our Specialists

Andrew Williamson CBE

Chairman of Sanctuary

Andrew has spent more than 30 years leading social services. He is currently the Chair of Coastal West Sussex CCG and, for seven years, was the Chair of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. He has also chaired the Primary Care Trust’s Board, the Remuneration Committee and Cornwall Executive Safeguarding Group, along with many investigations into conditions in local authorities. In June 1999, Andrew was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to social work in the UK. 

James Rook

Managing Director of Sanctuary

After 17 years of resourcing within social care across both adult and children’s services, James contributes a unique understanding of the sector within an exclusive network at the top end of social care. He has been the leading inspiration for growing the largest independent provider of social workers in the UK and has an enormous passion for the industry, supporting a number of charities, including the Social Work Awards for which he sits on the board.

Sarah O'Toole

Director of Children’s Services

Sarah has 15 years’ post-qualified experience in children’s services. Her extensive knowledge of children's social work practice, social care IT implementations and major programmes of change, offer an innovative outlook to the development of coherent practice improvement to achieve high quality social work.

Redwan Miah

Head of Sanctuary Executive

Redwan Miah is a highly experienced recruitment professional, specialising in senior interim recruitment within the social care sector. Over the past eight years, Redwan has forged some exceptional relationships at the very top of local and central government.