Harriet Cross is the British Consul General to New England for the British Consulate General Boston. Harriet has been a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for 20 years. Before coming to Boston in 2016, she was Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Yemen. However, due to the conflict, she organised the evacuation of the Embassy and subsequently spent the rest of her posting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In her diplomatic career Harriet has served at the British Embassy in Morocco and at the UK Mission to the UN in New York. She has also worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London covering a number of jobs including EU trade relations and human rights policy.
During her career Harriet has taken time out from diplomacy to work as an International Policy Advisor for the UK's National Crime Squad. She has also worked in the International Relations Department at the University of York. With her husband, Phil Saltonstall, she helped establish a micro-brewery in Yorkshire which is now a thriving business.
Harriet received a First Class honours degree from the University of Warwick in Politics with French. She has two rescue cats, Claudius (from New York) and Mavi (from Somerville).