About Us - Why Choose JSIG

About Us | Why choose JSIG

JS Information Governance offers a compelling suite of services to help companies of all size manage their information. Through our growing team of expert data protection and ISO consultants, to our advanced software and document scanning services, organisations quickly gain clarity and control over their most valuable asset – their information.

Combined, we have decades of experience enabling clients to leverage their information to its full potential, enhancing their productivity, growth and competitive advantage. We are passionate about helping organisations to overcome some of today’s most complex information challenges.

Our company is a collective of dedicated amazing determined motivated focussed people passionate about putting you in control of your business-critical information

Our Team

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Steve Tarr


Steve is a certified Management Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the field of people development and management consultancy.  He has been involved in major business projects that have included cultural change and mergers and acquisitions. Steve has successfully delivered consultancy assignments, bespoke training programmes and  developed people at all levels, across a wide range of industries, working in over 32 countries. 

Steve is also chairman of Hili Ventures Group and sits on a number of other company boards in the UK, Malta and Germany.

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James Munton

Managing Director

James brings extensive experience from over a decade in the Civil Service at both the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Home Office.

During this time, he has guided projects and change programmes across digital transformation, people and estates; managed and developed internationally deployed teams, and driven efficiencies through Organisational Design. 

James is passionate about the positive transformation an organisation can enjoy when successfully uniting its people with appropriate processes and technology.

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John Munton

Sales Director

In 2004 John founded File Flatners Ltd, which over the years has evolved to where we are today (see our history below).  He has 30 years’ experience in Sales and Leadership, spending the first part of his career in plant hire, managing sales teams regionally and nationally. 

The shift from the plant hire industry in itself embodies his readiness to embrace change, remain agile and evolve. John has subsequently spent 16 years leading organisations in the document and information management space and has overseen the delivery of major document scanning projects across multiple industries. He prides himself on developing long-lasting relationships with our clients.

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Mark Povey

Technical Director and Lead DPO

Mark has been involved in data, communications and encryption for over 30 years. With his roots crafted in the British Army, Mark channels his vast experience into his Board role as Technical Director and Lead Data Protection Officer for JSIG. 

Mark uses his deep expertise of data protection, privacy and information security to ensure the delivery of comprehensive and tailored solutions to both our clients and our growing network of channel partners.

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Suneil (Sunny) Curwen

Development Director and Head of Innovation

A Computer Scientist for over 30 years – graduating with an honours degree in the mid-90s specialising in Neural Networks and Data Classification. Sunny has led the technology rollout for many organisations over the years and has been involved in projects at UK National Level requiring SC clearance where he worked closely with biometrics systems. 

He couples his development knowledge with an extensive Business Analysis career that specialised in Regulatory Compliance within the financial sector for the last ten years – notable extended contracts were with Lloyds Banking Group and the Coventry Building Society. He delivers experience and drive into his role as the Development Director and Head of Innovation for JSIG.

Our Values


We care about open, transparent and honest communication and actions. We believe that integrity allows the right decisions to be taken, and fosters long-lasting relationships built on trust.


We have some fantastic minds dedicated to solving complex problems. A culture of creativity and curiosity gives life to novel technologies and solutions. The result is real progress, delivering meaningful impact for our clients. But let’s be clear, we get the basics right too – not everything is complex.


Simply put, our people are obsessed about what we do. This passion is reflected in the quality of our work, engagements with clients and the results we collectively achieve.


We achieve great things when we work together. We understand the importance of client care and are relentless in our pursuit to exceed your expectations.

Our History


Formed in 2004 with a desire to help businesses enjoy the benefits of an 'electronic filing cabinet at their fingertips'. File Flatners Limited joined the world of document management, developing a strong client presence in the East of England with a steadily growing network of clients nationally.

26th May, 2004


In 2016, the Board of File Flatners Ltd took the decision to rebrand, in light of a new vision for growth and expansion of services. The brand? A tribute to the MD and founder's grandfather. A man whose qualities and values the Board strived to embody as the business advanced.

30th April, 2016




Recognising and responding to the massive scale of change that the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was going to bring, John Munton, MD of Jack Simons, with business partner and Data Protection expert, Mark Povey, launched JS Data Protection Advisors.

11th July, 2017


The collective experience of seeing and understanding the vast Information Governance challenges faced by industry under the GDPR, lead to the creation of our sister software company Red Act Limited, joining forces with leading developer Sunny Curwen. Here, work began on our powerful GDPR discovery and redaction software - Savannah 

26th November, 2018


JSIG (JS Information Governance Ltd) is launched following the merger of Jack Simons, JS Data Protection Advisors and Red Act, bringing together a huge amount of talent and experience under one roof. A new Board is formed with Steve Tarr appointed Chairman, and an exciting vision for our future is born. 

20th September, 2020


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