Les has extensive experience of working in all aspects of social housing in Wales and England. He has worked in both Local Authority and Housing Association settings starting off as a housing officer and rising to a senior level. He has been part of two newly formed large stock transfer organisations in England. He is passionate about social housing and the difference it can make to people’s lives, particularly the link between good housing conditions and wellbeing. It is important to him that landlords and tenants work in partnership in shaping services and that tenants have an opportunity in influencing decisions, whether they be large or small. Les holds an Open University Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA).