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Harriet Lamb

Executive Director, Fairtrade Foundation UK
Harriet Lamb Harriet Lamb spent part of her childhood in India, and as an adult, studied at Cambridge and then the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex achieving an MPhil in Development Studies. Harriet came to the Fairtrade Foundation from Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) in Germany where she was Acting Director and Banana Co-ordinator. Before this, she worked as Head of Campaigns at the World Development Movement (WDM) and with other non-governmental organisations, always with an interest in international development issues. Harriet has been Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation UK since 2001. Harriet was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2006, chosen as Credit Suisse Outstanding Woman in Business in 2007, and, Eco-Queen at the Ultimate Women of the Year Awards by Cosmopolitan magazine. In February 2008 Harriet’s book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles’ was published and in 2010, the Fairtrade Foundation won the European Business Award in the Corporate Sustainability category and The Queen’s Award for Enterprises: Sustainability Development. Harriet has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Aston University, Birmingham (2009) and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Exeter University (2011).
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