Mitchell Harris

Global Head, Emerging Business Lines at Abcam

Global Head, Emerging Business Lines at Abcam
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Mitchell Harris is Global Head, Emerging Business Lines at Abcam. Previous to this role he was Head of Proteins Portfolio Commercial and Business Development at Abcam. He was previously Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, a leading advisor to UK and global private, public and social organisations.

At McKinsey, Mitchell predominantly served corporate and private equity clients on strategy, due diligence and operating model design, with a focus on life sciences (pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices & healthcare technology) and other high-tech industries. He was also part of the public and social sector practice, advising governments and social sector organisations on strategy, innovation and economic growth connected with hi-tech industries.

Previously, Mitchell was a fast stream civil servant in the Cabinet Office where he was 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. He holds a MA (Hons) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

Mitchell’s policy fellowship focused on life sciences, innovation eco-systems and value creation for health systems. Mitchell was a CSaP Junior Policy Fellow in 2012-13 and a Policy Fellow between 2013 and 2015.

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.