Principal Consultant

Jason Baines

Jason has been a leader in ICT within social housing for many years. Jason started his career working at Anchor and then Brunel & Family (now part of Accent and Yorkshire) delivering frontline housing services and has progressed through various roles including combined housing and ICT roles, and Director of ICT and Business Intelligence.


  • Strategy Development – Infrastructure – Voice/Data – Applications
  • Business Intelligence and Data Insight
  • Data Governance and Data Quality
  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
  • Cyber Prevention Strategies
  • Cyber Recovery Strategies
  • Incident Response
  • Programme / Project Management

About Jason

Jason has previously led a strong ICT Department delivering Infrastructure, Security, Support, Development and Business Intelligence functions. He led one of the first converged infrastructure implementations in the sector and then was at the forefront of in-house web application development within the sector.

Jason created a Business Intelligence function and a team to deliver data warehousing technologies and then subsequently led a 50% Innovate UK-funded partnership with Bradford University to utilise AI and Machine Learning technologies against the 12+ billion rows of data in the warehouse.

Recently, Jason was involved in introducing a Data Governance and Data Quality strategy at organisational level. Jason also led an organisational response to a large-scale Cyber incident.

Recent Assignments

  • Development of Data Strategies for a charity and a housing association
  • Development of an IT Strategy for a housing association
  • Implementation of Business Continuity strategies
  • Implementation of a Data Governance and Data Quality strategy
  • Led the response to an organisation wide Cyber attack including communication with customers, staff, ICO, Regulator, Press, 3rd parties etc. Response and recovery described as “Simply remarkable” by Kennedy’s cyber lawyers.

Fun Facts

Jason is a football referee and also a qualified football coach. He has coached open-age teams and now coaches a local youth team.

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