Dr Sue Wald, Corporate Director Adult Services, Housing and Health (Swindon Borough Council); Co Chair of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) South West region; ADASS International Lead

Sue qualified as a social worker in 1989 and worked for the following four years In Warwickshire, developing an interest in children looked after, those leaving care and youth homelessness. Following a short term contract at Centrepoint as National Development Manager, she managed the Young Homeless project in Leamington Spa from 1992 - 1997. Since 1997, Sue has been working in Swindon; becoming Director Strategy & Commissioning in October 2006 with a lead for strategic planning for children and families, joint commissioning and the implementation of integrated health and social care services. In April 2012 Sue’s remit widened into adult services becoming Director of Adult Social services in July 2016 and Corporate Director for Adult Services and health in July 2018 and adding Housing to the portfolio in February 2020.