Harriet Fear strengthens Deyton Bell’s leadership team
Deyton Bell, the Cambridge-based economic and commercial development specialist, has appointed former One Nucleus chief executive Harriet Fear as a director as it pursues further transatlantic expansion.
Fear has more than 25 years international experience and was a career diplomat for over 20 years with the British Foreign Office, serving in over 17 countries – often in hostile environments.
For five years of her diplomatic career she was head of the National Life Sciences and Healthcare Trade team for UK Trade & Investment.
From 2009 to 2017 Harriet was chief executive of One Nucleus, leading the organisation to become the largest life science and healthcare membership body in Europe and being recognised as ‘Best Global Life Sciences and Healthcare membership organisation’ in 2016.
Harriet has a strong UK business reputation highlighted by her five year role as the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Life Sciences and has worked at the heart of the Cambridge business ecosystem since 2003.
She has extensive networks regionally, nationally and internationally with particular emphasis on the US, Asia and Europe. Harriet was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List 2016 for her services to Healthcare and Life Sciences.
In addition to her role as director of Deyton Bell, Harriet is chair of Cambridge Ahead and founder of Harriet Fear Associates Ltd.
She said: “I am incredibly pleased to have joined the Deyton Bell team, who I have held in the highest esteem for many years for their professionalism and impact. I have been most warmly welcomed and believe that our combined expertise will make a significant difference to clients.”
Managing director Chris Parkhouse added: “Steve, Pat, Neil and I are delighted to welcome Harriet to Deyton Bell. Harriet’s blue-chip background and impeccable credentials strengthen our board while she also brings significant expertise and welcome extra capacity to the broader Deyton Bell team.
“I know that Harriet will share her in-depth knowledge, skill and experience with our clients and that we will grow the business further as together we manage client relationships and deliver Deyton Bell services.”
Deyton Bell offers economic and commercial development support to global public, private and not for profit organisations, through a range of consultancy, in house and outsourced services. The business has developed a blue-chip track record since being founded in 2005.
• PHOTOGRAPH: Quintet in tune – Deyton Bell directors Neil Darwin, Harriet Fear, Chris Parkhouse, Pat Smith and Steve McAteer