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Leadership Team


Mark Burton - COO

Mark joined WowNow Hire as Chief Operating Officer in October 2023.

Mark originally came from a hospitality background as Head of Operations before joining the hire Industry in 2019 as a Divisional Director before moving into the role of Commercial Director. 

Mark loves Newcastle United and spends time waling his dog and is a big "foodie" and loves his food, especially independent restaurants.

John Moran - CFO

John joined the business in April 2023, to take on the role of Chief Financial Officer.

A CIMA member, John has spent the last 15 years in various Director level financial roles providing strategic and operational guidance for businesses across manufacturing, technology, leasing, retailing and construction sectors. 

John is a keen runner and can often be found motoring up and down his local hills. However, he’d much prefer to be indulging in his true passion, snowboarding.

Matt Leech - Interim Chief Operating Officer

In 2023 Matt transitioned to the Operations team and is overseeing the day-to-day functions of our customer teams.

Matt's been with the business since 2015 and has spent most of the time as our Finance Director.

Matt has 15 years of accounting practice experience, working predominantly with owner-managed SME’s of various sizes and across a range of industries.

He is an integral part of the management team and has worked closely on a number of key projects whilst undertaking continual improvements on financial and legal governance.


Andrew Slade - Head of IT & Business Insights

Andrew joined the business in March 2022, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge & experience in data analytics. 

With a background of over 20 years in IT management, Andrew's speciality is data warehousing and business intelligence solutions. 

Having designed & deployed multiple business intelligence solutions in various industries, Andrew now brings all that experience in providing invaluable insight into WowNow.

John Hopkins - Supply Chain Director

John was appointed as Supply Chain Director in October 2023, following an extensive range of supply chain and hire management roles within the hire industry.

John is a keen football fan and loves cheering on Plymouth Argyle FC when he's not walking his dogs.

Ross Owen - Marketing Manager

Ross joined the business in April 2022, having spent 18 years working in multiple marketing management roles.

Primarily working in technology for the majority of his career Ross is a keen advocate for brand development and customer relationship marketing all with a commercial focus. Ross has spent his career working on national brands such as Sony then later in Franchising with Dream Doors.

In his spare time, Ross enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as taking part in a variety of outdoor sports. Ross also volunteers weekly with the Scout Association.