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Nancy Hey

A global leader in the field of wellbeing, who leads the delivery of the Foundation's evidence and insight.

A photograph of Nancy Hey, speaking at an event.


Director of Evidence and Insight / Lloyd's Register Foundation

About Nancy

Nancy Hey joined Lloyd’s Register Foundation as Director of Evidence and Insight in June 2024. Prior to this, she set up and led the UK’s What Works Centre for Wellbeing for 10 years, making her a global leader in the field of wellbeing.

Before setting up the Centre, Nancy 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.