Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organization’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.
Harriet has been CEO at peacebuilding organization International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace, and the environment. She worked in the UK on refugee and low pay issues and lived in India for six years. Her book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles were published in 2008, and she was appointed CBE in 2006. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.