Stonewater appoints senior data leader

Social housing provider Stonewater has announced that Paul Lineham has joined the organisation as Assistant Director of Data.

Paul Lineham

Appointed to this brand new role at Stonewater, Paul will be using his 20 years data experience to create and then action a data strategy that will demonstrate how data can and should be used effectively by the organisation.

Paul is joining the housing association from leading IT consultancy Hitachi Vantara, where he was a Director in the Insight and Analytics practice, delivering data strategies and platforms for a range of clients. Paul was responsible for delivery of high value stable solutions providing long term return on investment (ROI).

Amit Patel, Director of IT at Stonewater, said: “This is an exciting time for Stonewater, we’ve understood for a long time that an important element of delivering a great service to our internal customers and in-turn the people living in our homes is making better use of information we already have.

“Data is arguably becoming more important than our systems or applications as it enables us to have a clearer insight of potential problems and trends at hand, so we can then make more informed decisions to benefit our customers and colleagues.”

Paul’s leadership and expertise will support Stonewater’s team in overseeing a range of data-related functions. This includes effective management of the data Stonewater holds and ensuring that data is up to date and accurate, as well as reporting to colleagues around the business on data analytics and business intelligence to draw on valuable insights.

“My mission is to ensure that we get the most from, what could be, Stonewater’s most valuable asset – data,” commented Paul on his appointment.

“As a consultant, I would identify the opportunities for businesses to benefit from establishing and enhancing the use of data. However, given the nature of the role, I rarely got to see the final outcome first-hand.

“I’m really looking forward to working for an innovative organisation with a strong underlying social purpose to deliver effective data insights that can positively shape the future of the business and ultimately benefit Stonewater’s customers.”

Amit continued: “When I virtually met Paul during the interview process, it was immediately clear why he has earned a reputation for leadership and strategic vision in the field of data. I’m delighted to welcome him to Stonewater and look forward to seeing what we, as a team, can achieve together.”