Kellie Thomas

Director of People, Accreditations & Facilities

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Kellie is responsible for all facilities and HR matters across the organisation. With full ownership of the group’s people strategy, Kellie works closely with senior management to ensure employee engagement and wellbeing remains a top priority.

Prior to joining the company, Kellie’s notable appointments included working at Associated British Ports and AXA Insurance.

She is extremely passionate about the business and her focus and strong attention to detail allows her to effectively manage her HR and facilities management responsibilities. She cites “being part of Sanctuary for such a long time and watching it become so successful” as one of the many reasons she enjoys her role. Having been in post since 2007, she’s proud to have supported the company’s growth from a business employing 40 people to now one of central-Ipswich’s largest employers.

She has a strong knowledge of the entire business. As well as being the company’s health and safety advisor, she’s responsible for maintaining the company’s compliance for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, EQA and CHAS.

When she’s not busy making work life the best it can be, she likes to focus on making her home beautiful for her family. With a passion for interior and garden design, working in the town-centre has its many benefits!

Kellie Thomas