Sue Clifford MBE is an accountant by profession. As well as bringing financial expertise to WAVE, she has lived experience as a foster parent. Sue and her husband Jim have adopted 9 children and developed a successful trauma-informed approach to parenting some very troubled young people. Sue and Jim's 9 adopted children have developed into settled and happy individuals.

Sue uses what she and Jim have learned over the years to train other adopters and foster parents. This knowledge and expertise fits very well with WAVE's current work on adverse childhood experiences.