Mitchell Harris

at McKinsey & Company

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McKinsey and Company
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Mitchell Harris joined the Civil Service on the Ministry of Defence Fast Stream where he covered wide range of issues including strategy, policy and parliamentary relations. In early 2013 he moved to the Cabinet Office as Assistant Head in the Cabinet Office's Programme Management Office for Civil Service Reform. In June 2013 he was appointed Deputy Private Secretary to Oliver Letwin, the Minister for Government Policy where he led on Foreign Affairs (Defence, Diplomacy, International Development), Public Services (Health, Education, Work and Pensions), Energy and Climate Change. Mitchell is now a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, an advisor to leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors.

Mitchell holds a BA (Hons) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

Mitchell was a CSaP Junior Policy Fellow in 2012-13, focussing on the role of psychology in public policy and the security issues that surround natural resources, energy security and cyberspace. For Mitchell's own account of the value of his Junior Fellowship, see here.

  • 26 January 2017, 4pm

    How to measure what can’t easily be measured

    The NIHR is working to shorten the time taken to develop drugs and other therapies, with the aim of reducing the length of the average process by 20 months. As part of this Push the Pace programme, NOCRI is aiming to develop a method for measuring the impact of the time reduction.

  • 21 January 2015, 6pm

    Cities in a changing climate: London

    CSaP is working in partnership with the European Development Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment to bring together a panel of distinguished speakers to focus on cities in a changing climate.