Harriet joined LCA in February 2021 as an Account Director specialising in planning consultation and engagement.
Prior to joining LCA Harriet was placed full time in Westminster City Council’s Community Engagement Team. Leading a team of communications professionals, she delivered public consultation on housing-led projects of a range of sizes – from small ‘infill’ sites delivering a few new homes on council-owned land to full or partial estate regenerations providing hundreds of new homes – as well as providing strategic communications advice to the Growth, Planning and Housing Directorate. She also led on several Adult Social Care developments, managing the pre-planning consultation for projects like a new extra care facility and specialist housing developments for older people.
Harriet has a strong understanding of planning and delivering online and distance consultation methods that are inclusive and deliver measurable results, having led the development of Westminster’s digital-first consultation approach in 2020.
Previously Harriet spent three years working at the Liberal Democrats National HQ, working on the General Election campaigns in 2015 and 2017, the EU referendum campaign, and as the Head of the party’s International Office. The latter saw her travelling around Africa, the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe delivering programmes to empower young people and women to run for political office.
Having had experience working in another property-specialist PR agency too, Harriet joins LCA with a great breadth of local, regional and national experience across the private and public sectors. At LCA Harriet’s clients include the Royal Borough of Kingston, Oxford Properties, Tottenham Hotspurs FC and One Housing.
Outside work, Harriet is a keen home-cook and can usually be found fermenting cabbage in one form or another or exploring London’s array of Asian supermarkets looking for specific types of vinegar. Having proudly read 52 books in 52 weeks in 2020, if she isn’t in the kitchen, you’ll probably find her reading a novel in the bath.