Harris Lorie has widespread experience of project leadership, change management and performance improvement in public services. At 2020 Delivery, his work has included:
- supporting several hospital trusts to turn around operational and financial performance
- equipping a financially-challenged regional health system with a robust governance framework to drive delivery of strategic priorities, and subsequently with its first collaborative workforce strategy to address high vacancy rates and projected future staffing gaps
- building a cancer workforce modelling tool for a large national charity
- supporting a multi-academy school trust to develop its first full strategy.
Before joining 2020 Delivery, Harris was a programme manager for an Olympic legacy foundation, managing a £6m grant portfolio and supporting partners such as the British Red Cross and Comic Relief on UK-wide programmes inspired by London 2012. Prior to this, he ran a pan-European community activism and leadership programme for a global education charity. Harris started his career in local government where his work included transforming service provision at a struggling day centre for adults with learning disabilities.
Outside of work, Harris is a governor at special school for students with learning disabilities. Previously, he has been the programming co-chair of an annual volunteer-organised cultural festival attracting over 2500 participants.
Harris has an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner. His undergraduate degree was in Theology and Religious Studies, together with Management Studies, from the University of Cambridge. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Local Government Management from the University of Warwick.