Mike Harris – Keynote Speaker

Founder of Egg and First Direct

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Building an Innovation Culture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Driven Change
  • Developing Financial Institutions
  • Transformation
  • Customer Service


  • English


Mike Harris is the co-founder of online identity experts Garlik, and until December 2011 when Garlik were acquired by Experian, was Executive Chairman. Garlik develop software and services to help control and protect your personal information and identity online.

Mike has created three major consumer businesses: Egg plc, the UK’s first on-line bank; Firstdirect, the world’s first telephone banking operation; and Mercury Communications, the UK’s second largest telecommunications operator. He turned each of these into £1 billion concerns – Egg reached this figure in three years. Mike was also appointed as “Chairman of Innovation” at the Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2009.

Mike often speaks at public seminars and runs private workshops on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, including his IconicShift mentoring programme aimed at individuals and small businesses working on transformational ideas. He has been a regular speaker at mid-career MBA courses at the Sloan Business School MIT since 1996.

With his dynamic, interactive and informative sessions, Mike not only motivates his audiences, he provides them with a wealth of practical approaches, real-life examples and stories as well as hands-on techniques, all of which can be immediately applied to the audiences own personal and professional development. His speeches are designed to generate exceptional results – results well beyond those that could be expected from conventional sources.

Client feedback:-

“Fantastic! Mike provides a great opportunity for leaders to get excited and inspired to challenge and improve their leadership qualities.”
James Tanner, HSBC Capital Market Sales

“…an extraordinarily stimulating, creative and entertaining speaker.”
Henry Birdseye Weil, MIT Sloan School of Management

“Excellent! Mike always delivers valuable insights into today’s key business issues.” Bernard Harrop, American Express

“Mike takes me out of my comfort zone and helps me change the angle from which I view things” Ettienne Brandt, NTL

“Mike inspires you to open your mind – and be prepared to think the unthinkable.”
Jonathon Sinclair, Boots Healthcare International

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