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Exclusive: Broker Coreco appoints Atom Bank’s Maria Harris a Non Executive Director

  • 14/03/2018
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Houndsditch-based London mortgage broker Coreco has confirmed Atom Bank’s director of intermediary lending Maria Harris as a Non Executive Director (NED) to support its new board and management team.



Harris will join Matt Lowndes, Andrew Montlake and Julian Ingall on the ‘new look’ Board as part of a business revamp, which will see Roy Hardy step-down to concentrate on mortgage broking, finance director Francois Taljaard leave to spend time with his family in South Africa and Rob Gill also moving on.

Coreco has put in place an all-female senior management team to help run the business on a day-to-day basis.

Learning and development manager Hayley-Louise O’Reilly and marketing manager Aisling Miller, join HR manager Rachael Dark, customer services manager Ria Findlay and finance manager Natalie Wright-Manning at the digital-focused mortgage advice firm.

Matt Lowndes, Coreco MD said: “We are delighted to have someone with Maria’s experience and knowledge to assist us with our future plans and digital transformation. This is a journey we started a long time ago and we feel Maria has the skills, knowledge and strategic outlook to challenge our thinking and be a positive voice on our Board.

“With an all-female senior management team now in place, and as a Women in Finance Award winner, Maria is exactly the type of role model we need in our industry and will help our team to realise their full potential”.

“We have a jam-packed 2018 planned and we wanted to create a new team that will help us attract new sources of income and talent, grow our existing team and keep pushing boundaries. The fact that they are all strong, talented women is an added bonus and they will be among the new generation of stars in the industry.”

“We are really proud of everything we stand for as a company and inclusivity is something we are passionate about.”


Opportunities abound


Harris said: “There’s a great vibe around the intermediary market right now and brokers who are looking to the future of customer engagement, diversity and technology are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities these will bring. I’m looking forward to working with the Coreco team and helping them achieve their strategic objectives and building on what is already a very successful business.”

Andrew Montlake, brand director and well-known media commentator said: “We are excited about the future and our new streamlined team will be more flexible to adjust to the challenge of the digital and customer service-led landscape.”

He added although some of these changes were made a while ago the firm needed to take time to find the right person to join the Board and put the management team in place.

“We would like to thank the boys who have left for the work they have done to help get Coreco where we are now and wish them well for the future.”

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