Harry was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the son of Leland S. Albright Jr., a Canadian diplomat, and Mary Albright. He attended the International School of Geneva and Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario. He studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa.
He was a journalist at the Elmira, Ontario Independent, when it won Canada's most prestigious journalism prize, the Michener Award, in 1990. The small Ontario newspaper was honoured for its blanket coverage of a prolonged legal battle over contamination of the Elmira–St. Jacobs municipal water supply. The Independent was part of the North Waterloo Publishing group, and Harry worked also on various other group titles. He was production manager for the Elora Sentinel and Fergus Thistle, and news editor of the agricultural newspaper The Farmgate.
With his background in agricultural journalism, Harry moved to the UK in 1993 to become the press officer for the National Farmers Union in the East Midlands region, managing the regional response to the BSE Crisis that affected the UK in the mid-1990s.
In 1997, Harry became editor of The Friend, based in London, England and later communications director for FWCC, the worldwide consultative body for Quakers. He continues to serve as a consultant to various Quaker and other organizations.
Harry is married to Beth Peakall and they have two children.