CEO of The Wallich to stand down

01 Mar 2024

In February 2024, The Wallich Board of Trustees announced that, after six years as CEO, Lindsay Cordery-Bruce is leaving The Wallich to pursue other opportunities

Dr Cordery-Bruce took over as Chief Executive back in January 2018 and will depart from The Wallich on the first week of April 2024. Interim arrangements are being put in place with the current Executive Team and Board of Trustees. 

The Wallich would like to wish Lindsay all the best as the new Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

THE WALLICH, NEWPORT 28/06/2018 - Lindsay Cordery-Bruce CEO

Interim Chair of The Wallich Board of Trustees, Cinzia Porcedda, said: 

I have had the pleasure and honour of engaging with Lindsay during the past two and a half years of her tenure, which taught me not only what a great CEO Lindsay is, but how she enacted her incommensurable kindness, compassion and emotional intelligence that makes her a special leader.  

During her time as CEO, Lindsay has led The Wallich, and the work to end homelessness in Wales as a whole, outstandingly. Living up to our five values, Compassion and Community have been particular drivers of her work. She led on great changes within and beyond the organisation, including creating and fostering a work culture, a general environment of inclusivity and mutual respect and faced the challenges of COVID and the cost of living crisis.  

Lindsay has built a strong team, working relentlessly with them to foster a very solid work environment. They provide myself, and all of us as a Board, our communities and our stakeholders with every confidence in our staff’s ability to make this a smooth and successful transition.

The Wallich Board of Trustees - November meet

The Wallich Board of Trustees. Interim Chair Cinzia Porcedda pictured on the far right

I want to assure the entire Wallich, all the communities we serve and our stakeholders, that Lindsay’s legacy will be fostered and honoured, as the Executive team and the Board of Trustees move us forwards. 

I wanted to close with a final remark to let Lindsay know that myself and the Board are incredibly grateful to her for the energy, vision and heart that she dedicated to The Wallich, and the communities we serve these past six years. We wish her the absolute best in all of her future plans and endeavours.” 

Dr Cordery-Bruce said of her time leading the charity: 

“My time at The Wallich has been incredible and I’m so proud of what we have all achieved together.   

“I leave the role feeling confident that homelessness can end, and we know how it can be achieved in Wales. Now it comes down to resources and political will to make this happen. 

“I feel privileged to have been part of those discussions and I would like to thank stakeholders, funders and colleagues for your ongoing passion and commitment.”



Key highlights from Lindsay’s last six years of leadership 



Katie Dalton, Director of Cymorth Cymru, the homelessness sector’s umbrella membership organisation, said:

Lindsay will be missed enormously by the homelessness and housing support sector.

She is someone I have always been able to count on, who always stands up for what is right. Her leadership has been a bright light during an incredibly challenging few years.”

Homelessness in numbers 

The Wallich runs more than 100 homelessness-related projects and services across Wales. In 2023, it supported more than 7,000 people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.  

As demand for housing rises, there are currently more than 11,000 people living in temporary accommodation in Wales. Under Dr Cordery-Bruce’s leadership, The Wallich has recently called for immediate attention to underfunding of the homelessness sector, particularly the Housing Support Grant (HSG).  

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