Ed Gowan

Ed is a Director of CBO with a specialism in organisational consulting and strategy.

Before moving to Guernsey, Ed accrued over 10 years’ experience working in, or with, UK public sector bodies. In this time, Ed specialised in delivering change, including the One Barnet programme (a cross-cutting transformation programme that delivered over £100m in savings). Ed’s experience also includes working as a Regional Partner and Care and Health Practice Lead for a management consultancy, where he worked with a number of UK councils to identify how digital technologies and eGovernment could be used improve public services.

Since joining CBO in 2014, Ed has delivered a wide range of successful initiatives for a broad portfolio of private and public sector clients. This has included the creation and successful implementation of Target Operating Models, and the development of Portfolio and Project Management Offices for varied organisations.

Ed has also led a range of projects for CBO, including:

  • the development of business cases to deliver millions of pounds in savings for organisations;
  • the procurement of key commercial partners;
  • the implementation of business changes and new technologies;
  • the ‘turnaround’ of troubled projects.

Finally, Ed provides a range of services for CBO’s clients to develop their own staff’s skills. This has included classroom-based training on project management and key business skills, coaching for managers taking up new and challenging roles, and facilitating group learning sessions and business planning sessions for managers.

Articles by Ed

Blog Post
CBO Supports Future Consultants

Work Experience The future of project and change management is obviously of great importance to CBO. We are always looking for people with the right drive and knowledge to join our ever-growing team of industry experts. To inspire a new generation of consultants, CBO regularly host work experience placements and interns, supporting them to have […]

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Andy Carré joins CBO as associate consultant

An associate consultant with a varied career spanning the armed services, human resources, logistics and operations, has joined CBO Projects. Andy Carré will provide project management and management consultancy services for our clients, building on the experience he has gained in consultancy and senior operational roles in multiple sectors. ‘I’m very much looking forward to […]

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Camilla Moore joins CBO as a Senior Consultant

Camilla Moore has been appointed to the role of Senior Consultant at CBO. Previously, Camilla was the Head of Business Governance for a UK government department, before moving back to Guernsey in 2022. This involved developing and implementing strategic plans, as well as leading change management initiatives across several business areas. Before this, she worked […]

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Senior consultant Tim Smart joins CBO

Tim Smart has joined CBO as a senior consultant – project manager. Tim has delivered a wide range of projects in the retail and finance sectors including multi million pound product development programmes incorporating new administration systems, business processes and online customer services. He was a member of the change board at a large multinational […]

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Career change for new CBO consultant

A long career in education will add to CBO’s excellent leadership, organisation, and communication skills through our latest appointment. Duncan Low, formerly a Deputy Headteacher who has worked both in England and Guernsey on large education projects, joins us as a Consultant. Duncan is a member of the Association for Project Management and has been […]

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CBO appoints technical and digital business analyst

A technical and digital business analyst, with broad experience of implementing large scale organisational change, has joined CBO. The appointment of Peter Le Vallois adds to the local management consultancy’s ability to ensure that IT-focused projects are delivered in a controlled and effective manner. ‘I first encountered CBO around five years ago and became interested […]

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Digital Internship Programme – A view from the inside

When arriving on my first day, one of the great things that I could immediately sense about CBO is that the employees know each other very well. While this is due to natural friendships forming like they would in any workplace, it is also due to a concerted effort by CBO to make sure that […]

Portfolio Management Insight Paper

Prioritising the right projects and delivering complex change at scale. Many organisations will need to adapt dramatically if they are to thrive after Covid-19. Leaders will need to plan and deliver this change in a way that is both flexible and consistent. In our latest paper, we describe a proven method for doing this – […]

Covid-19: rebuilding and recovery

The team at CBO has created the first in a set of insight papers to help organisations prioritise and deliver the right projects in uncertain times. This paper set outs the ‘Portfolio Management’ methodology that supports the responsive but consistent delivery of organisational change that is required at this time. This proven and effective approach is commonly adopted by […]

Case Study
Target Operating Model Design

Context  This project focused on defining a Target Operating Model (TOM) for a new States of Guernsey trading asset, Guernsey Waste. This TOM informed the future management of waste operations and the delivery of the States’ Trading Supervisory Board (STSB)’s statutory obligations as a Waste Disposal Authority.  CBO’s Approach  CBO’s objectives were to:  build an understanding […]

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Programme Management – Data Protection Regulation

Context  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became legally effective from 25 May 2018 in all EU member states with equivalent legislation in Guernsey. Through a GDPR Regulation Programme managed by CBO, First Central Group (FCG) sought to support all Group companies to comply with the legislation before it came into force, and to put […]

Ensuring PMO Success – the CBO Insight

This insight paper shares elements of our experience and the lessons we have learnt along the way, and explains how we take organisations on the journey to PMO success. We focus on the four key phases of PMO success: 1. Discovery 2. Design 3. Implementation 4. Operational Handover

Case Study
IT Strategy Consultancy

Context CBO worked with a Channel Islands-based trust and fiduciary company, which is focused on establishing itself as a forward-thinking and efficient leader in its market. The client was aware aware that their IT function included ‘legacy characteristics’ and was not seen as fit for purpose for where the company wanted to go in terms […]

eGovernment: Learning from Denmark and Estonia

In this paper, we focus on three factors that we believe drive Denmark and Estonia’s success: eGovernment’s relationship with citizens eGovernment’s relationship with the private sector eGovernment’s supporting legislation In each instance, we seek to identify key learning points that could be applicable to the implementation of eGovernment within the Channel Islands.

Case Study
Target Operating Model Design and Implementation

Context First Central Group (FCG) is a successful and increasingly influential Guernsey-based UK motor insurance provider. Established in 2008, with an ambition to out-compete established brands through technology-based agility, it sold its millionth policy in 2013. It currently employs over 500 people. In early 2014, FCG’s Group Technology Services division (GTS) completed the implementation of […]

eGovernment: the CBO Insight

When planned and implemented effectively, the strategic deployment of eGovernment is one of the most potent means of improving public services and operational efficiency currently available to governments. In this paper we: explore the potential of eGovernment identify how eGovernment delivers tangible benefits outline an approach to establishing a successful eGovernment programme

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