Stonewater appoints new IT Director

Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has appointed Amit Patel as its new Director of IT. Amit will join Stonewater from PA Housing where he was Director of Corporate Services.

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The appointment coincides with Stonewater’s recently announced £4.5 million investment in developing digital services, which aims to transform the way the organisation does business, through a blend of people, process and technology.

Amit will head a 48-strong IT team at Stonewater and work closely with its Executive Directors Group to ensure delivery of the organisation’s IT and digital strategy which is concentrated around the customer experience, growth and influence and business excellence.

“I’m very much looking forward to joining the team and contributing to the future success of the organisation,” says Amit. “Stonewater is an inspirational and ambitious organisation and it’s a very exciting time to be involved, knowing that improving customer services and delivering digital transformation can make a real difference to the quality of so many people’s lives.”

During 2015 / 2016 Stonewater has brought together its key corporate services into central hubs, so that the operational business is efficiently and effectively supported by finance, communications, human resources and IT.

Director of Corporate Services, David Blower, says: “By investing in technology and new approaches we continually strive to improve our services and meet the aspirations of our current and future customers. I’m delighted that Amit is joining our team. His considerable experience will be a great asset in our digital journey.”