Homes England appoints tech expert to deliver digitalisation

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Homes England has appointed Brian McIntyre to its newly-created role of chief digital and technology officer

Brian McIntyre is set to join Homes England from design and engineering consultancy Atkins Ltd, where he has held leadership and strategic client roles over the last nine years. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

In its five-year Strategic Plan, published in October 2018, Homes England committed to putting new technologies in place to enable modern business processes and improved stakeholder interaction. Digitising systems is central to this transformation, allowing the agency to work more efficiently with partners and respond to the changing needs of the housing market.

As chief digital officer, Brian McIntyre will be responsible for designing and delivering Homes England’s digitalisation strategy, making sure that digital becomes ingrained in the business and building sustainable digital capacity across the agency.

Homes England chief executive Nick Walkley said: “Appointing a chief digital officer to lead the organisation’s digital transformation demonstrates our commitment to create a 21st century agency fit to tackle the housing challenges our country is facing.

“I look forward to working with Brian and welcoming him on board.”

Brian McIntyre added: “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. I am thrilled to be joining at this exciting time for the agency.”

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