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Meet the Speakers

The Wellbeing Symposium brought together leading voices in the industry to share their wellbeing expertise during our plenary session. The focus was shaped by our esteemed keynote speaker, founder of C3 Collaborating for Health, Christine Hancock.


Ben McGannan – Wellbeing People

Over 12 years ago Ben developed the business model for the delivery of Engaged Prevention within the public and private sector, fundamentally changing people’s behaviour to making positive health and wellbeing choices. Today his company Wellbeing People are at the forefront of the agenda.


Christine Hancock – C3 Collaborating for Health

Christine Hancock founded C3 Collaborating for Health after a career working in nursing and Britain’s NHS. An experienced nurse specialising in cardiac nursing, also working in midwifery, community and mental health.


Lord Layard – Action For Happiness

Lord Richard Layard is known as THE happiness economics guru. His book “Happiness: Lessons from a New Science” (2005), redefined the simplistic economic link between income and happiness and he’s since shared his pioneering ideas on an international stage via TED talks.


Paul Carter CBE – Kent County Council

Paul Carter is Kent County Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Traded Services and Health Reform. He is currently working on health and social care transformation, overseeing the development of dramatically expanding primary and community health and social services, supporting patients 24/7 by reducing avoidable admittance into hospital.


Anna Skeats – MyTime Active

With nearly 15 years’ experience, Anna has enjoyed a successful career in public health, securing and number of wellbeing services nationally. She is Head of Business Development at MyTime, whose inclusive programme and health services ensures everyone has to the right to a healthy lifestyle.


Cllr Brad Bradford – Ashford Borough Council

Brad Bradford is a Cabinet Member with portfolio responsibility for Highways, Wellbeing and Safety.
In 2017, Brad  played an active role in Ashford Borough Council (ABC) introducing ‘ONE You’, a health shop located in Ashford town centre.
This partner project saw ABC join forces with KCC Public Health and its service provider Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) to open ‘One You’ and deliver a variety of free health and wellbeing services from blood pressure checks and smoking cessation support to weight management and lifestyle advice.