WRAP announces Harriet Lamb as new CEO

Climate action non-governmental organisation (NGO) WRAP has appointed Harriet Lamb as its new CEO.

In today’s (15 December) announcement, WRAP says Lamb is an experienced CEO who has built the global movement Fairtrade, which fights for better conditions and fair prices for smallholder farmers and workers across the developing world.

She will take up the role on 15 March.

Commenting on her appointment, WRAP’s new CEO, Harriet Lamb, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the ace team at WRAP given their impressive track record of finding solutions, bringing partners together and dialling up the impact.

“I look forward to scaling WRAP’s respected programmes tackling the issues of waste, carbon and water while promoting the circular economy.

“We can be at the forefront of making the good life, everyone’s life. It’s an enormous opportunity to unite the public, businesses and governments behind tackling climate change head-on.”

We can be at the forefront of making the good life, everyone’s life.

Harriet Lamb
The new CEO of WRAP Harriet Lamb.

WRAP’s Chair Sebastian Munden, said: “Appointing a CEO is one of the most important things a Chair and Trustee board do, and we are incredibly excited that Harriet is joining us. She brings a wealth of experience at the CEO level and has demonstrated across her career so far that she can bring people together to scale positive change.

“Our purpose at WRAP is to tackle climate change and protect our planet by changing the way things are produced, consumed and disposed of.

“To bring this about we need to increase our reach and the practical support we can give stakeholders like governments and businesses, internationally and in the UK, to achieve their sustainability goals. I have every confidence that Harriet’s appointment will accelerate our impact.”

Lamb is currently CEO of Ashden, which WRAP says promotes just climate solutions including sustainable energy in the UK and globally. Before that, she led International Alert, a peacebuilding organisation.

WRAP says she has won several awards including a CBE, Orange Businesswoman of the Year, Cosmopolitan EcoQueen and was also the first woman Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

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