Nancy Hey

Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK

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 is currently 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.

Nancy is speaking at

Setting the Stage: Live Plenary Panel
May 7, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • John Helliwell (Speaker) Professor Emeritus of Economics, UBC & CIFAR
  • Nancy Hey (Speaker) Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK
  • Carol Graham (Speaker) Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Lisa Helps (Speaker) Mayor of Victoria
  • Chris Barrington-Leigh (Speaker) Associate Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Bieler School of Environment


Moderated plenary session with live panel presentation and discussion

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