Currently Director Quality at Spirit AeroSystems, Gavin was previously Director of Engineering & Technology Development at Bombardier in Belfast. He worked at Short Brothers PLC and Bombardier Aerospace after graduating with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster in 1985. He has studied in Europe and was assigned to Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal from 1997-1999 as Director of Engineering.
Gavin is a visiting Professor in the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the University of Ulster, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is currently a member of MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science-Industry panel and is a STEM Ambassador.