First ever chief information officer appointed

Notting Hill Genesis has appointed its first-ever chief information officer to reflect the importance of digital, data and new technology in all the work we do.

Rajiv Peter, who was previously our director of digital technology, will become part of our executive team in mid-March 2022 to coincide with Andy Belton’s retirement from his role as our chief operating officer.

Speaking about the new role, Kate Davies, chief executive, said: “We are committed to digitally transforming services to improve the resident experience, achieve value for money and enable us to thrive and be fit for the future – and this new role will be fundamental to that.

“We’ve made solid progress under Andy’s leadership, building our in-house capability and foundations to invest further in digital technology, but we know we have more to do.

“Rajiv stood out in a strong and diverse field of candidates, and I’m looking forward to him joining my team and leading us further on our digital journey.”

Rajiv began his career working with local governments and the office of the deputy prime minister to help them digitise their services, before joining the public sector and working for start-up software agencies. He joined Notting Hill Genesis in May 2017 as a solutions manager before working his way up to director level.

During his time at Notting Hill Genesis he has overseen the creation of a digital portal to which more than 50 per cent of households are signed up and has processed over a million transactions.

Rajiv said: “Being the first person to ever take on the CIO role here is such an exciting challenge and I can’t wait to get started. To be a forward-thinking organisation that can provide the best possible service to its residents means having vital data and information to hand at all times and we have ambitious plans to be at the forefront of this within the housing sector.”