Vanessa is a Board member of Action for Happiness (AfH), the leading UK-based not-for-profit that focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience. She leads the translation of psychological research into practical action for individuals, organisations and communities as well as Action for Happiness’ consulting work with organisations. She is the architect of the 10 keys for Happier Living, which have engaged and inspired people around the world to take action for themselves and others and have been used in a wide variety of ways, including in school curricula. Vanessa is also an experienced leadership, talent and organisational development consultant and has worked with a wide range of organisations around the world. She now combines in-depth knowledge of the science of well-being and resilience with her consulting experience help people get the most from themselves and from life and organisations bring the best out of their people. Prior to consulting Vanessa qualified as a chartered accountant, working at Arthur Andersen and PWC where she became a business analyst, which fuelled her interest in the potential of people and organisations and led her to move into HR with two global banks, Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust and then to global consultancy Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). In addition to her Masters and ACA, she has a BSc (Joint Hons) in Psychology and Zoology.