Harriet Lamb

International Alert

Harriet 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. 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 was published in 2008. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.

Twitter: @HarrietLamb_


Action Against Hunger team deliver hygiene kits to Iraqi refugees
14 June 2016
'If anything, we need more not less aid.' Harriet Lamb and Ben Jackson explain how, by working in developing countries to support their economies and societies, we are in fact making ourselves more secure.

Conference sessions

An recorded address from FCDO and then reflections on the future of UK civil society.



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:30 to 16:15

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.



Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:15 to 12:45