The Accidental Manager

Fingers Crossed

Start Date: 18 Jan 2018

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 50

Venue: Eversheds LLP, 5th Floor, Bridgewater Place, Leeds, LS11 5QT › View map

Member price: £4.00

Non-member price: £10.00

Event Capacity: Full

“The accidental manager” 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 event will explore the curse of the accidental manager and provide some advice and guidance on how they can be supported to become effective managers, including the free management tools and the management courses available from CMI.  An essential event for individuals wishing to improve their management skills and for all organisations both small and large!


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.


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  • Disabled access
  • Visual display

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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