Mitchell Harris

Executive at Hakluyt

Executive at Hakluyt
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Mitchell Harris has worked for Hakluyt since 2021. Prior to this role he was Chief Strategy Officer at Genomics plc. Previously he was Global Head, Emerging Business Lines at Abcam. Before joining Abcam Mitchell was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he predominantly focused 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.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.

  • 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.