Gavin is currently Visiting Fellow in astrophysics at the Cavendish Laboratory - Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, where his research focus is in exoplanetary science. He has recently served as Senior Adviser to the European private equity firm, TDR Capital, having previously spent 20 years at Tudor Group, the global macro hedge fund, where he was Group Co-President and CEO of their European and Australasian businesses. For much of this time, he also sat on advisory committees for the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority.
He is an emeritus trustee of the education charity Shine, which he co-founded and formally chaired, a Global Guardian for UNICEF focused on refugee relief, and an Envoy for the Global Fund for Forgotten People. Gavin holds an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge. He is also a trustee for the Nehemiah Project for addition, recovery and rehabilitation.