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Harriet Knox Brown (she/her)

Head of Programmes and Research / Deputy CEO. London, UK.


Harriet oversees Peace Direct’s International Programmes and Research, providing guidance and strategic direction to the work, team and partnerships. 

Harriet is also a co-designated Safeguarding Lead within Peace Direct and can be contacted through [email protected] with any safeguarding concerns or queries. 

Harriet has been supporting local organisations in the global south for over 15 years across the international development and peacebuilding sectors. At Peace Direct, Harriet has overseen the expansion of the Local Action Fund including establishing this work with a new partner in Afghanistan. Prior to Peace Direct, Harriet worked with Y Care International, the global YMCA movement and a range of youth-focused civil society organisations. Her work has focused on youth empowerment, livelihoods, tackling injustice, and building more sustainable, socially relevant organisations. Harriet has an MSc in International Development Management and a BA in French and Hispanic Studies.