Jim Bird Waddington

Position : Chief Executive Officer

Length of Service: Seven years

Qualifications :

  • Level 7 Executive Diploma in management [Institute of Leadership and Management]
  • Strategic Leadership Course (LSB) at Cardiff University Business School,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Solution Focused Practice [Brief]
  • Certificate in Fund raising management [Institute of Fundraising]
  • BA [hons] Art and Drama [Roehampton University]

Experience: Jim has held three senior positions in a 25 year career in supported housing charities in Wales, most recently as CEO of Caer Las for 7 years. Prior to this, Jim was the Head of Service Development and Communications for The Wallich, a post he held for nine years, and where he was a member of the Senior Management Team.

Prior to that, Jim worked for Shortlife Housing Association in Cardiff, where he was the Head of Finance. He worked there for nine years. Shortlife later become Foundation Housing, and joined the Hendre Group.


Suzanne Morris

Position: HR Director

Length of Service: 3 years


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)
  • Strategic Leadership Course (LSB) at Cardiff University Business School,
  • Level 7 Executive Diploma in management [Institute of Leadership and Management]

Experience: Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience of working in senior HR management roles in housing and homelessness organisations in Wales.  Prior to commencing work in the sector, Suzanne's early career was in the Civil Service followed by a move to the Middle East to take up the role of Employee Relations Analyst at a large hospital in Riyadh.  Suzanne returned to Swansea and worked for the local authority before moving to London to work at the Royal Brompton National Heart & Lung Hospital.  Suzanne's areas of expertise include policy writing and managing complex employee relations issues. She has a special interest in employee learning and development.


Ioan Davies

Position: Finance Director

Length of Service: 2 years


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA)
  • BA First Class Honours degree in Pure Mathematics and French (Cardiff University)

Experience: Experience: Ioan was appointed Finance Director of Caer Las in June 2015, and has responsibility for the overall finance function, as well as Information Technology, organisational growth and the group’s trading subsidiary. Prior to taking up the position with Caer Las, Ioan was Financial Controller of a medium-sized manufacturing company based in Port Talbot for 5 years, specialising in Lean Systems, Financial Controls and the development of an internal audit function. Before his move into industry, Ioan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Watts Gregory LLP in 2009, specialising in Audit, Accounts preparation and Business Advice. Ioan’s first language is Welsh and he is also a fluent French speaker.