Harriet has a background in broadcasting and the charity sector. After graduating from Kings College London with a degree in law, she worked at Bloomberg TV, and then went on to co-present and produce ‘World Business’ with John Defterios, a weekly show syndicated around the world and airing on CNBC in Europe. As a broadcast journalist working in business and entertainment in the UK and Italy, including five years with MTV in Milan, Harriet has significant interview experience and is one of our most experienced media trainers.
She also developed media strategy and content for corporate clients including Versace, The European House, Ambrosetti and Brioni, before moving to the voluntary sector in 2012. As Head of Communications and Development for an Italian NGO working in the Western Balkans and the Middle East, Harriet fundraised and built stakeholder relationships for anti-radicalisation and minority rights projects funded by the European Commission. She returned to her native Scotland to build a new major gifts fundraising team for Shelter in 2014.
Harriet is a member of the advisory board for Street Soccer Scotland and is a founding trustee of The Glencruitten Cathedral of Trees.