Gawie was appointed to the board of Twenty57 on the start-up of the company in July 2008. He is also a founding member of Digiata Technology Services and currently serves as technical director.

He is a qualified chartered accountant who started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers. After completion of his articles he joined YHotels as financial director. He spent 8 years in the hospitality industry, after which he joined a software start-up called Creation Software. The company was sold to Peregrine Systems, which he joined as director.