Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Harriet was appointed Finance Director of English National Opera in the 1990s. Her subsequent roles have included Director in Charge of Client Accounts at Sotheby’s as well as Bursar to three independent schools. She is now the Chief Financial Officer for a group of companies preserving and operating a wide range of heritage railway assets, including a collection of steam locomotives, and running a busy schedule of mainline rail tours.
Since leaving ENO Harriet has held several non-executive roles in arts and heritage organisations. She is presently Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Wiltshire Music Centre Trust, a concert hall in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, where she lives.