Homes England has appointed a former governmental digital head as its new chief digital and technology officer.
The housing delivery agency has brought in Brian McIntyre to the newly created role, in which he will lead the digitalisation of the organisation.
Mr McIntyre will head up Homes England’s digital strategy and will be responsible for building digital capacity across the business.
He joins from design and engineering consultancy Atkins, where he has worked for the past nine years in several leadership and strategic client roles. He was also previously head of digital and chief technologist at a major government department.
As part of its five-year strategic plan, published in October 2018, the agency committed to digitising systems to work more efficiently with partners and respond to the changing needs of the housing market.
Mr McIntyre is the latest high-profile hire made by Homes England, which was officially created last January, as it plans to double its headcount in the next 18 months.
Last week the agency appointed Lynda McMullan, former director at the Metropolitan Police, as its first ever chief financial officer.
In January this year, the organisation appointed Mark Gray, former executive from the British Business Bank, as its new risk chief. In October, Brian Robson, former acting head of policy and research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, was brought in to lead the engagement team.
Nick Walkley, chief executive of Homes England, 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.”