Harriet Fear

Chair at Cambridge Ahead


Harriet Fear MBE is Chair of Cambridge Ahead. She was a career Diplomat for over 20 years with the Foreign Office, serving in 17 countries in various roles and also in the commercial field, including as Head of the national Life Sciences and Healthcare Trade Team for UK Trade & Investment.

Harriet has worked at the heart of the Cambridge business ecosystem since 2003 and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List 2016. She was Chief Executive of One Nucleus from 2009 to 2017, which became the largest life science and healthcare membership body in Europe under her leadership. Harriet served as the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Life Sciences for five years, undertaking a range of high-profile duties, and is currently working for the University of Cambridge. She is also Founder of HFA Ltd.