The Board of Directors oversees and steers the Fair Tax Foundation’s development. Board members may sometimes work on the scheme on a part-time basis when staff workloads are excessive or a particular expertise is needed.
Rob Harrison – Chair
Rob Harrison is the consultancy manager and a director of Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA). Rob was one of three founder directors of ECRA in 1987.
Since that date he has worked as a consultant to NGOs (including Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace) on engaging consumers in their campaigns, as an advisor to government departments (including those in the Belgium, Austria and Brazil) on encouraging the use of ethical consumption and procurement for social and environmental goals, as a consultant to consumer organisations (including groups in Spain and Hungary) on researching the CSR performance of companies, and to companies (including the Co-operative Bank and Lush Cosmetics) on developing world-leading ethical policies and implementing them in practice.
He has also edited and contributed to academic work in this area including ‘The Ethical Consumer’ (Sage, 2005) and ‘Green Building Handbook’ (Routledge, 1997).
He has also been an editor of Ethical Consumer magazine since its inception in 1989. In addition Rob has spoken widely in the press, on radio and on TV, and also to universities and campaign groups around the world on the importance of facilitating ethical consumption.
Chris Harrop OBE
Chris Harrop is Sustainability Director at Marshalls plc. An accomplished marketer with a proven global track record, Chris’ persistent contribution has ensured that Marshalls not only leads the hard landscaping sector but is also a world-class sustainable business. Under Chris’ guidance, the business has won numerous awards for commitment to the environment and supply chain ethics, including Business in the Community Awards for Excellence and the PLC Awards on three occasions.
Chris was Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact UK Network for four years from January 2013, and he has remained a Non-Executive Director of the Ethical Trade Initiative since his appointment in January 2011. In June 2017 Chris became Chairman of Made in Britain. Chris was rated fifth in Ethical Corporation’s Heroes of Sustainability in 2007 and was named a Business Game Changer’ by BITC in 2012. In 2018, he was ranked as one of the Top 100 Modern Slavery Business Influencers and was named BtB Marketer of the Year by BtB International.
One of Chris’s proudest moments came in the 2019 New Year Honours List, when Her Majesty the Queen appointed Chris as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the Prevention of Modern Slavery and Exploitation.
Harriet Lamb CBE
Harriet Lamb is the Chief Executive Officer of WRAP, the climate action NGO. She previously headed up Fairtrade in both the UK and internationally, and authored Fighting the Banana Wars. The first woman to be made an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, she was appointed a CBE in 2006 and was named Orange Businesswoman of the Year in 2008.
Harriet joined the board in 2021, bringing her vast experience and knowledge in building and bolstering fairness and social justice internationally. As businesses worldwide seek the Fair Tax Mark accreditation to demonstrate their commitment to responsible tax conduct and transparency, her expertise is helping the Fair Tax Foundation expand and thrive beyond the shores of the UK.
Rachel joined SSE in 2007 and, as Director of Sustainability, is responsible for its sustainability strategy, partnership funding and corporate heritage. She is a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.
External to SSE, Rachel is Chair of the Business Leadership Group of Living Wage Scotland and is on the board of the Fair Tax Foundation. Formerly Rachel was the Senior Special Adviser and speechwriter to Scotland’s First Minister between 2001 and 2007.
She graduated in 2009 from St Andrews University with a Master of Literature in International Political Thought, with a first degree in 1993 in Applied Economics from the University of Abertay, Dundee.
Christian Barrie Hallum co-leads Oxfam’s tax justice work. In this role he supports tax justice work across numerous developing countries as well as helps coordinate Oxfam’s work for fairer international tax standards, responsible corporate tax practices and an end to tax havens. Christian is based in Copenhagen, Denmark – where he has been involved since 2016 in engaging multinational companies and institutional investors on the need for responsible corporate tax practices under the initiative ‘The Tax Dialogue’. He has also been a key driver in the campaign to get Danish municipalities to commit to becoming tax haven free.
Before joining Oxfam, Christian worked with other tax justice NGO’s, including: the Tax Justice Network Africa in Kenya, IBIS in Sierra Leone, and Eurodad in Belgium. He has also worked with the Danish tax administration SKAT as a compliance analyst. He holds a masters’ degree in political science from Aarhus University, and has taken courses in international corporate tax law and transfer pricing at the IBFD and Copenhagen Business School.