Nancy Hey is Executive Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and a global leader in the field of wellbeing.
In 2014, Nancy set up the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the UK’s national body for wellbeing evidence and practice aiming to understand what governments, business, communities and people can do to improve wellbeing. The Centre is the first of its kind in the world and is working with the OECD, over 18 universities across the UK and in partnership with HM Government, Business and Civil Society.
Nancy holds a wide range of advisory roles past and present across sectors and around the world including as Expert Advisor to the House of Lords Life Beyond Covid Committee. Prior to setting up the Centre, she worked in the UK Civil Service as a policy professional and coach, delivering cross Government policies including on Constitutional Reform. Nancy 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 & Development, and is a passionate advocate for learning.
Nancy has two young daughters and a devotion to Southampton FC.