The former director of intermediary lending head of Atom Bank (pictured) will be on the board alongside Rob Hailstone who is founder of Bold Legal Group.
Coadjute aims to halve the time it takes to move home through “simpler, smarter” and more secure transactions.
The blockchain platform enables buyers, sellers and professionals involved in the property process to synchronise events and alerts in real-time, and securely share messages and confidential documents.
The advisory board will be chaired by Dan Salmons, chief executive of the network.
Harris is a non-executive director at United Trust Bank, a technology adviser for Brightstar, and consultant for Twenty7Tec.
Coadjute said further appointments to its board will be announced in February.
Salmons said: “I’m delighted to welcome Maria and Rob to the Coadjute Advisory Board. Between them, they bring a wealth of experience in the mortgage and conveyancing industries respectively and share our passion for innovating to connect the property market. Coadjute’s network is set to become a National Grid for the market, and Maria and Rob’s expertise will be invaluable to help us set priorities that best address the needs of the property professionals they know so well.”
Harris added: “The mortgage industry has been on the precipice of true digital transformation over the last few years, but we need to take that final leap of faith. Coadjute not only gives us the technology to make this a reality, but it also facilitates the step change in industry culture and mindset, we need to collaborate effectively. I’m so excited about what we’re about to set in motion and the difference it will make to us and our customers.”