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Harriet Lamb CBE

IDS Alumni

Harriet Lamb joined Fairtrade International in 1997 with the aim of improving life for banana growers in Central America, and became Chief Executive in 2012. Her work has taken her around the globe to spend time with farmers and workers and understand the challenges and impacts of Fairtrade.

Harriet is the author of “Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles,” and has won numerous awards for her contributions to sustainable development and business. Throughout her career, social justice has been a connecting thread. Harriet has worked with farmers and landless labourer cooperatives in India, campaigned on issues such as the national minimum wage in the UK, and the establishment of an EU code of conduct on arms sales.