Dr Fiona Adshead

Fiona is an independent expert advisor on wellbeing, sustainability and public health. Formerly she was Bupa’s Chief Wellbeing and Public Health Officer, responsible for leading global commercial strategy on workplace health and wellbeing, prevention, behaviour change, partnerships, and sustainability, catalysing action on improving the health of Bupa’s people and customers. Before joining Bupa, Fiona was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting on health and sustainability. For five years, she was Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director General in the UK Government responsible for Health Improvement and Health Inequalities followed by being Director of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion at the World Health Organisation. 

She is a high profile wellbeing and public health leader with a track record of reframing thinking and developing innovative strategy and programmes at the heart of business and government. She has wide-ranging experience of working with business leaders, global companies and organisations, such as BiTC, WEF and WBCSD on wellbeing and sustainability issues. With extensive experience of working with the World Bank, European Commission and other international agencies. 

Fiona is currently an international adviser to the Royal College of Physicians, a visiting Professor at UCL and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Senior Associate at Cambridge University’s Sustainability Leadership Programme, where she teaches regularly. Fiona is a member of British Land’s Sustainability Advisory Panel, Marks and Spencer’s Sustainable Retail Advisory Board and the What Works on Wellbeing Advisory Panel. Fiona is also Chair of the UK Health Forum and a trustee of the London Sustainability Exchange.