Lee Healey

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Lee Healey
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Born (1975-10-30) October 30, 1975 (age 47)
Barking, East London
NationalityBritish
Occupation
Organization
Known forIncomeMax

Lee Healey (born October 30, 1975) is a British entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO at IncomeMax, board member of the Money Advice Liaison Group Ltd., and advisory board member of Martin Lewis’ Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.[1]

Early Life

Lee Healey was born on October 30, 1975, in Barking, East London. His mother is Paula, a betting shop manager. His father is Ron, a bricklayer in East London. Healey has a younger brother, Nick, who is four years his junior. He is married to Stephanie, with whom he has two daughters, Maddison and Darcie. His son, Alex, is from his previous relationship.[2]

Healey lived most of his childhood in Dagenham, Essex, where he completed his state education. After finishing secondary school at 18, Healey got into entrepreneurship and started to run his own music events. He also worked as a disc jockey (DJ). He eventually joined the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as a decision maker.[3]

His work at DWP moved him to pursue further education at Staffordshire University and earn a certificate in Money Advice Practice, Debt and Money Advice.

Career

Department for Work and Pensions

In 1993, Healey started his career in the Department for Work and Pensions. He was a decision maker and was in charge of making strategic decisions about benefits, pensions, and allowances.[4]

Disablement Association of Barking & Dagenham (DABD)

After four years with DWP, Healey moved on to become a benefits adviser at DABD, helping people claim entitlement benefits owed to them. He spent four years visiting people in their homes and talking to them on the phone. In 2001, he moved on to the next organization after four years at DABD as a benefits adviser.[5]

He returned to DABD in 2003 as an advice team manager, building a charity team that works to find millions of new income for vulnerable households annually.[6]

Advice UK

From 2001 to 2003, Healey worked as a vocational trainer and assessor in advice, doing policy work, and helping train benefits advisers.

IncomeMax

In 2009, he founded the social enterprise IncomeMax. The company’s goal is to help as many people as possible maximize their income and improve their financial situation by reducing household bills and managing debts.[7] As of 2022, the company has helped find over £30 million of new income for over 100,000 vulnerable individuals. Under Healey’s leadership, the company has received many awards and accolades, the latest of which is the Innovation and Technology Award from the 2022 British Credit Awards.[8]

Awards and Recognition

  • Leadership Champion Finalist in the 2020 SE100 Social Business Awards[9]
  • Member of The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland[10]
  • Credit Professional of the Year in the 2020 British Credit Awards
  • Shackleton Foundation Awardee 2010[11]

Other Works

In September 2016, Healey became an advisory board member of Martin Lewis’ Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. He, together with experts from other fields, supports the institute's vision of breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems by developing policy solutions.

In October 2016, he became a board member of Money Advice Liaison Group, a forum working for greater and better communication, best practice, understanding and professionalism among organizations with an interest in personal debt.[12]

Philanthropy

Healey reinvests some of the profits of IncomeMax to support vulnerable individuals. He also donates to various charities through IncomeMax.[13]

Healey has also raised thousands of pounds for charity through his fitness endeavors, including Ironman Races, multiple marathons and 100 plus-mile bike rides, triathlons and a 64-mile ultramarathon from London to Brighton.[14]

References

  1. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". lasvegasinquirer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  2. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". dallassentinel.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. "Spotlight: IncomeMax Founder and CEO Lee Healey's journey from DJing to building a multi-award winning social enterprise". portlandinquirer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  4. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". stlouisgazette.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  5. "IncomeMax reaches more than 100,000 vulnerable individuals nationwide". oaklandgazette.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  6. "Spotlight: IncomeMax Founder and CEO Lee Healey's journey from DJing to building a multi-award winning social enterprise". sandiegoobserver.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  7. "How Lee Healey's IncomeMax helps customers identify millions of pounds of missing income". philadelphiachronicle.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  8. "IncomeMax reaches more than 100,000 vulnerable individuals nationwide". austininquirer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  9. "Finalists revealed: NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2020". www.pioneerspost.com. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  10. "Shackleton leader, Lee Healey, launches free online budget planner | Shackleton Foundation". shackletonfoundation.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  11. "Lee Healey | The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland". www.leaderscouncil.co.uk. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  12. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". nycsun.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  13. "Meet IncomeMax, the social enterprise helping vulnerable people across the UK find new income". denverreporter.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  14. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". fresnoinquirer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2022.

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