The Accidental Manager


Start Date: 01 Mar 2017

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 60

Venue: New College Durham, Framwellgate Moor Campus, Durham, DH1 5ES › View map

An event for CMI members and students.

The CMI network meeting and guest speaker will focus on “The accidental manager”.  This is someone who is experienced in their role, has excelled and is rewarded with being promoted to a management position without any guidance.  They are thrown in at the deep end. 

This network meeting will explore the curse of the accidental manager and provide some advice and guidance on how they can be supported to become effective managers.  An essential event for all organisations both small and large!

NCD is one of the largest providers of CMI qualifications in the country and the event is intended to provide a networking opportunity and to promote ‘full’ membership of the CMI


Maria Harris

Maria Harris, Director of Retail Mortgages, Atom Bank

Recently named Banker of the Year in the Women in Finance Awards 2017, Maria’s ambition is to create a new intermediary lender that's in tune with what people really need in order to buy their dream home. Responsible for all things mortgages, Maria is building a new brand from the ground up to engage and attract customers to a lending proposition designed solely for digital.

With over 20 years’ experience in management, Maria has held roles across a number of sectors including travel, utilities and financial services.

Before moving to Atom Bank, Maria was Sales Director at Engage Mutual and held senior roles in the intermediary sector with Lloyds Banking Group and Leeds Building Society.

With a Post Graduate Certificate in Management Practice and as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Maria is passionate about supporting new to role managers and promoting rising standards across all management levels.

Additional Information

5.30pm - Buffet and registration
6.00pm - The Accidental Manager - Maria Harris
7.00pm - CMI presentation
7.15pm - Networking


  • Buffet
  • Disabled access
  • Parking
  • Visual display
  • Wifi

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