Homes England, the Government’s national housing agency, has appointed Brian McIntyre as its first chief digital and technology officer
He is set to join from design and engineering consultancy Atkins and will be responsible for designing and delivering Homes England’s digitalisation strategy.
Other responsibilities will include building a sustainable digital capacity across the agency.
In its five-year Strategic Plan, published in October 2018, Homes England committed to putting new technologies in place for modern business processes and improved stakeholder interaction. Digitising systems will be central to the transformation.
McIntyre commented: “Housing under-supply is a previously intractable problem that Homes England is addressing with fresh thinking, deep insight and dynamism.
“A transformed suite of digital tools for customers, partners and our workforce will allow digital disruption to be a catalyst for the wider disruption of the housing market.”
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