Gavin was educated at Foyle and Londonderry College, Derry and then studied Business Studies at the Ulster University, Jordanstown, graduating in 1989 and returning to study for a part-time MSc in Business Improvement at the Ulster Business School in 2001.
Gavin is Managing Director of Nuprint Technologies Ltd, a packaging, print and design company. He has responsibility for all aspects of the business, including business strategy, product development, operations and finance. He has led the company through a period of significant change which has resulted in improvements in business efficiency and profitability. At the 2006 NI Quality Awards Nuprint, measured against the European Model of Excellence EFQM, was awarded a Mark of Excellence. It is one of only nine Northern Ireland based private sector companies in the past six years to have been awarded the Mark of Excellence and this demonstrates its commitment to a systematic approach to driving improvement across all aspects of the business.
He is currently chair of the Skills Directorate within Ilex, a board member of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Governors of Foyle and Londonderry College, President 2012-13 of the Rotary Club of Londonderry and Mini Rugby Coach for the Under 9s with City of Derry Rugby Football Club.
Gavin lives in Londonderry, is married to Nichola and has two boys, Jamie and Adam. Gavin is a member of the Education Committee.