Eleanor Harrison OBE
Labour Candidate for Wimbledon
Eleanor Harrison OBE is a life-long Labour supporter, CEO of a global charity, from a public service family, who recently moved to the heart of Wimbledon for love. Eleanor is passionate about securing a just, inclusive and prosperous Wimbledon for the many.
Eleanor grew up in West Yorkshire and has since lived all over the world helping people to realise their full potential, whatever their start in life.
The socialist values inherited from her family and infused by her community work and volunteering have shaped the person she is: her values, behaviour and ability to inspire others and lead social change.
She throws herself passionately into every challenge, building committed and loyal teams, inspiring volunteers and making lifelong friends, including among street children in Kenya and refugees in Birmingham.
A track record of delivering results for the many
Currently Eleanor is Chief Executive of a London-based, award-winning global charity utilising technology to help grassroots organisations thrive. Under her leadership the organisation has won numerous awards for the quality and innovation of its work. In recognition of her and her team’s endeavours, Eleanor was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2016.
Eleanor has a wealth of experience in leading teams in the non-profit sector around the world. As director of a children’s charity in Kenya she built a unique alliance between street children, the police, faith communities, business, government and non-profits to radically rethink interventions in education, mental health and job creation. The collaborative campaigning and policy work she spearheaded resulted in a 70% reduction in the number of children on the streets over a period of seven years.