London based independent Sanctuary Group plc has appointed Simon Cox group commercial director.

London based independent Sanctuary Group plc has appointed Simon Cox group commercial director.

A chartered accountant, Cox has more than 20 years' experience with EMI Group plc, for whom he held various roles in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan. Most recently, he was interim finance director at National Car Parks, which operates 600 car parks and employs 4,000 staff.

"Simon's project and financial management experience will prove invaluable as we roll out our Enterprise Reporting Project and reporting system to all areas of the group," comments Sanctuary Group finance director Mike Miller, to whom Cox reports.

"He will also be looking at integrating other systems in areas such as royalties and licensing so our unique and successful 360 degree business model can continue to flourish," adds Miller.