Directors' biographies

Tony Rowe OBE

Tony Rowe - Chief executive and chairman

Chief executive and chairman

Tony left school at the age of 15 and joined the Royal Marines Band as a drummer and bugler. Made redundant from the Royal Marines in 1973, he started a company selling and repairing powerboat engines. He went on to race powerboats successfully becoming the...

Harry Langley

Harry Langley

Finance director

Harry Langley joined swcomms as commercial director in 2000. He was the managing director for nine years and is now the finance director.

Before joining swcomms, Harry spent 10 years gaining a variety of commercial experience in banking, plant hire and quarrying.


Sarah Flowers

Sales director

Sarah joined swcomms in 1986 after graduating from Sheffield University with a degree in human physiology. She started as a trainee sales executive rising to field sales manager in 1988. She was then made a non-executive director before becoming a shareholding director in...

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle - Director of general operations

Engineering director

Sean joined swcomms in 1995 at 21 years of age while juggling a semi-professional career playing rugby for Exeter Chiefs.

The father-of-three made more than 100 appearances for Exeter, and had represented the Devon senior team and South West U21s before a serious...

John Holdstock

John Holdstock - Director of ICT

ICT director

John left Exeter College at 18 and embarked on a career working with various networking contractors in the South East and the City before spending a year travelling in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

The father-of-one returned to Exeter to working for local...