Gavin has spent over 30 years in the Marketing and Advertising industry working in Senior Management and Executive roles at Bankwest, Adelaide Bank and Hartley Poyton Wealth Management, as Client Services Director at Marketforce in Perth and then CEO of Perth’s most successful independent agency Meerkats for over 10 years.

In 2020, Meerkats merged with Wunderman Thompson and Gavin has led the evolution of the brand nationally from traditional advertising to a broader organisational platform spanning creative, technology and consulting. He has worked on many of WA and Australia’s most loved brands including HBF, P&N Bank, Lotterywest, RAC and since the merge now works with Wunderman Thompson’s stable of clients including Treasury Wine Estates, University of Melbourne, Simplot, Kellogg’s, Nestle, HSBC and more.

Gavin sits on the Board of the Cancer Council WA, leads The Creative Leadership programme for leading disability services provider Nulsen and is one of only three people to have won Campaign Brief’s Advertising Person of the Year twice.