Harriet is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.

Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation 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 first book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles was published in 2008, and her second book From Anger to Action: Inside the Global Movements for Social Justice, Peace and a Sustainable Planet was published in June 2021.

She was appointed a CBE in 2006. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.