Lindsay Cordery-Bruce

Dr Lindsay Cordery-Bruce the new Chief Executive of WCVA

Chief Executive

Lindsay is originally from Middlesbrough in the North East of England, but came to Wales in 2011. Following a lengthy career with particular expertise in the substance misuse field, Lindsay has spent the last six years as Chief Executive of The Wallich tackling homelessness.

Lindsay started her career as a volunteer after experiencing homelessness. She spent some time at the Probation Service delivering group work programs in prisons and community settings before setting up the first alcohol arrest referral service in the UK. Lindsay has also worked in a Community Safety Partnership, commissioning and monitoring services.

Her career has led her to this point: an experienced Chief Executive with a professional doctorate in Applied Psychology. For her thesis Lindsay developed a program for addressing addiction through beekeeping.

Lindsay served on the board of WCVA for eight years, stepping down in November 2023. She continues to serve on the board of Tai Pawb, promoting equality in housing settings. Lindsay volunteers with Hedgehog Helpline, operating the phone line and rehabilitating hedgehogs.

Lindsay is happily married to Lisa, with two step children, two dogs, four chickens and about 200,000 bees. In her spare time she lifts weights, enjoys boxing and is a DIY enthusiast.

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Published: 30/05/24

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