Gavin is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience to draw on having spent 10 years in practice, with roles in both small and Big 4 accountancy firms managing mergers & acquisitions projects in a wide range of sectors, including software and technology businesses, distribution, and logistics companies. Gavin also managed annual and interim audits of a wide variety of clients including SMEs, subsidiaries of overseas parents, charities and universities.
Gavin has held a variety of FD/CFO roles in UK centric and global SMEs and start-ups, varying in structure from single company to more complex branch / subsidiary groups and in ownership models from owner-managed to PE-backed businesses and large corporates. Gavin has a track record of introducing and driving improvements in growth-oriented finance functions, internal controls, MIS, FP&A effectiveness, financial reporting, audit, process, compliance, and governance measures to improve profitability and to improve accuracy and reliability of stakeholder reporting.
With high integrity and strong commercial focus, Gavin has excellent communication, and stakeholder management abilities, is highly adaptable to fast-changing conditions, and is motivated by delivering results and sustainable change. Gavin is very approachable, relaxed, and works well in a dynamic and changing environment.