Toby Harris, Lord Harris of Haringey joins the CRJ Advisory Panel
March 2021: The Crisis Response Journal is very pleased to welcome Lord Harris to its Advisory Panel. His article, Keeping an eye out for crises, features in CRJ 16.1.
Lord Toby Harris was made a Life Peer in June 1998 and has been Chair of the Labour Peers since 2012. He is a member of the Select Committee on Life Beyond Covid and was a member of the Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies, which reported in summer 2020. He was a member (latterly Vice Chair) of the Joint Committee on National Security for most of the last decade. In 2013, he chaired the House of Lords Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy. He was also a member of the House of Lords Select Committee that reported on Personal Internet Security in 2007. He is Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and an Officer of the Parliamentary Internet and Communications Technology Forum.
Outside Parliament, he chairs the National Preparedness Commission, whose mission is to promote better preparedness for a major crisis or incident, and is President of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. He has also been Chair of National Trading Standards – which is responsible for delivering national and cross-boundary consumer protection enforcement activity – since May 2013, and Chair of the Fundraising Regulator (overseeing charitable fundraising) since January 2019. In addition, he chairs the Independent Advisory Group on Ethics for the National Crime Agency. In 2016, he conducted an Independent Review for the Mayor of London on London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident.
For more information about Lord Harris’s professional work and career, read here