Harriet Lamb

Harriet joined International Alert in late 2015 and leads our work across 20 countries and key themes, from gender relations to the role the private sector can play in supporting peace.

Before joining Alert, Harriet was CEO of Fairtrade International from 2012–2015 and Executive Director of the UK-based Fairtrade Foundation from 2001–2012. She guided Fairtrade through staggering growth, which saw UK sales of Fairtrade products increase from £30m to £1.3bn in 2011. Fairtrade now reaches 1.5 million farmers and workers, works with over 4,000 companies and is a flourishing grassroots social movement worldwide.