Gavin is Head of Millfield Schools. Gavin joined Millfield from Worksop College, where he delivered academic turnaround. His earlier career included working in schools in Sri Lanka and Argentina before he returned to the UK as the Deputy Rector of The Glasgow Academy. Gavin has worked in senior management in the maintained, independent, and international sectors.
In his time at Millfield, Gavin’s passion for encouraging students to be disruptors for good has resulted in students taking on active roles in multiple school, national and world-wide issues.
In his own words, Gavin took on the role at Millfield as the school is, ‘distinctively different and not shackled by tradition. It has the resource, the attitude and the capacity to lead the way and define education in the UK, now and in the future’.
Gavin was educated at a boarding school as the recipient of an assisted place and bursary. He believes this education transformed his life chances, for the better! He sees first-hand the positive transformative impact of boarding on lives at Millfield and across the sector.
In addition, Gavin is a member of the Board of Governors, and Chair of the Education Committee, at another leading independent school.