But he'd barely packed his cardboard box and said his goodbyes when approached by the Queensland government to become the state's first Chief Entrepreneur.
Sowerby was an obvious choice.
From humble beginnings in Brisbane, he left Blue Sky with $2.7 billion of assets under management, forecast to become up to $3.3 billion by the end of the year, and it now has a market capitalisation of more $500 million since listing on the ASX in 2012.
He does get to spend more time with his family but, as chief entrepreneur, his job now is to identify emerging talent, pass on his experience and knowledge and convince investors that Queensland is brimming with young entrepreneurs who have the ideas, passion and skills to bring brilliant business ideas to life.
Business News Australia
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