Our team

  • John Podbury

    Chairman

    John brings a wealth of commercial experience and a very broad range of skills including sales, marketing and finance. He is a serial entrepreneur having built and sold various companies in his career – his current commercial interests include technology focused businesses, property development and assisting fledgling businesses in the sport fish arena.

    Email: John.Podbury@Gowiconsulting.co.uk

  • Jane Middleton

    Director

    After ten years in international corporate banking, Jane transferred her interests to small businesses where she brought about operational excellence, growth, staff development and business transformation. Later, as a consultant, Jane had a broad spectrum of clients, involved in a number of sectors, eventually becoming Managing Director of a start up, Brokers 2 Brokers Plc, which delivered a software platform for the insurance sector. On sale of this business, Jane moved to become Managing Director at Micro Drainage Ltd, an engineering software business focussing on flood risk management, where she led the operation through a challenging transition phase whilst retaining the industry leading status held by the business.

    Email: Jane.Middleton@Gowiconsulting.co.uk

  • Mike Smart

    Director

    After a highly successful sales career working for Wang Computers Inc. Mike went on to be instrumental in building Policy Management Systems Corporation’s business in Europe from some 13 people to over 1,100. He then left to create a start up business Gowi Group Plc which prior to floating was acquired by Bond HR Plc. Gowi Group was built on a series of acquisitions with interests in the Public Sector, HR & Payroll and emerging multi-media arena’s. Latterly, with the development of the Selfnet Holdings Group, he created a virtual insurance company processing model delivering very significant cost reductions in a highly price sensitive market place.

    Email: Mike.Smart@Gowiconsulting.co.uk

  • Jovica Bozic

    Director

    Jovica is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses across Europe with a primary focus in Eastern Europe. A former European Karate champion, his expanding network of operations include offshore software development, property development, re-cycling and a number investments in UK based companies.

    Email: Jovica.Bozic@Gowiconsulting.co.uk

  • Richard Atkin

    Director

    Richard is a highly successful IT program manager with over 15 years experience in the professional services and finance sectors. Clients have included, FSA, PwC, Reuters, IBM, CSC, BSkyB, AMP, Computacenter, AXA, Prudential, NatWest, Zurich, Nationwide, Siemens.
    An experienced senior manager with over 10 years providing leadership, coaching and motivation to teams of upto 130 multicultural staff. Accountable for controlling resources, timelines, quality of deliverables and finances for projects in excess of £30m.
    He has an outstanding record of accomplishments in business transformation and technology delivery: from initial vision and strategy, through design and development, to implementation and successful operation.

    Email: Richard.Atkin@Gowiconsulting.co.uk

  • Tony Rawlins

    Associate

    Tony has worked in financial services since 1988 and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has provided support to HM Treasury as a member of an expert group, and was a steering group member of an industry initiative on consumer education.
    Tony’s experience covers all sectors of financial services including banking, investment management, life and pensions, mortgage, and general insurance sector. His detailed technical expertise includes compliance and risk management consultancy and training, and assisting firms in risk mitigation following FSA visits

    Email: Tony.Rawlins@Gowiconsulting.co.uk