VP & GM, Internet of Things & Education, IBM
'The only barriers to selection and career progression at every level should be performance and attitude. I believe in fair opportunities irrespective of age, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or other irrelevant factors. Businesses benefit from diversity and an employee population that reflects the customers and communities they work with. I hope this new network will inspire future leaders and I support and encourage OUTstanding in their work.'
Harriet Joined Thomas Cook as Group Chief Executive Officer on 30 July 2012. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of leading high service technology distributor Premier Farnell plc. Harriet is a global executive with extensive, multi-channel business leadership experience of the worldwide technology and industrial markets.