Nancy Hey is a global leader in the field of wellbeing. Prior to setting up the Centre, she worked in the UK Civil Service in nine departments as a policy professional and coach, delivering cross UK Government policies including on constitutional reform.

She has worked with the UK’s top civil servants to introduce wellbeing into public policy and to establish the professional policy community in the UK. She has degrees in law and in coaching and development, specialising in emotions, and is a passionate advocate for learning systems.

She is currently a specialist advisor on wellbeing to the UK House of Lords Life After Covid Inquiry into wellbeing impacts of the acceleration of digital of the pandemic, a member of the UAE Global Councils on Sustainable Development Goals and on a wide range of advisory groups including on Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters Expert Advisory Group, Carnegie UK Trust’s Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, Well Schools, UUK’s Mental Health in Higher Education, Stockholm City Region, Pro Bono Economics, Loneliness & Social Isolation Research Network and Early Intervention Foundation Knowledge Mobilisation.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,  a Fellow of Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate and a Fellow of the Zinc Academy.