Accent appoints new Chief Information Officer

Accent Group is delighted to announce the appointment of James Anderson as Chief Information Officer.

James is an experienced technology and transformation leader and will join Accent from the Health & Safety Executive where he is currently Chief Technology Officer. His background includes four years as Group IT Director at the Guinness Partnership and 17 years with the British Army.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will lead on Accent’s technology, data and transformation functions. James will have a key leadership role in fulfilling Accent’s organisational ambition of improved digital adoption, which will include system changes to help colleagues meet the expanding and shifting needs of our customers. He will also lead on the collection, analysis and implementation of clear data, underlining Accent’s commitment to use data to inform decisions, improve customer experience and achieve excellence through customer-influenced services.

James commented “I am really excited to be joining Accent Housing and returning to the housing sector.  I am looking forward to working with all colleagues across the organisation, to improve the technologies we already have, to build new digital services and to apply and integrate our data to support our customers better.”

Sarah Ireland, Accent Interim CEO, commented “We are looking forward to welcoming James to the Executive Team at Accent. The appointment of a permanent CIO demonstrates our commitment to building on our existing strong foundations whilst future-proofing the organisation to meet the needs of the housing sector and our customers. Key themes in our new 3-year Corporate Strategy include investing in success, providing quality homes for the future and advancing customer-influenced services to achieve positive lasting change. James’ skills and experience will help Accent embed these goals across the organisation at all levels. Accent is entering an exciting new chapter, and James will play a key role in developing our systems and taking our service delivery to a new level.”

James will join Accent on 18th June.

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