Harriet Lamb joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.
She was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. Harriet 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 was published in 2008, and she was appointed CBE in 2006.