Homes England, the government’s national housing agency, has made an appointment to its newly-created role of chief digital and technology officer.
Brian McIntyre joins Homes England from the Atkins design and engineering consultancy where he has held several leadership and strategic roles over the last nine years, including head of digital advisory and chief technologist for a major government department.
As chief digital officer, McIntyre will be responsible for designing and delivering Homes England’s digital strategy, making sure that digital becomes ingrained in the business and building sustainable digital capacity across the agency.
Nick Walkley, chief executive, Homes England, said, “Appointing a chief digital officer to lead our digital transformation demonstrates our commitment to creating a 21st-century agency fit to tackle our housing challenges.”
Brian McIntyre said, “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 transformation to be a catalyst for the wider disruption of the housing market.”