Gavin is an Associate Professor in Financial Technology at The University of Liverpool where he is the FinTech lead.
Gavin is a Forbes Contributor and Founding Associate Editor of The ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research & Practice Journal. His research focuses on payment technologies & the future of money.
Gavin is a Fellow of The ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) as a chartered accountant. He is listed on the The Financial Conduct Authority’s Register. He is a Co-Founder & Director of a digital assets fund and also sits on The ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty Board.
From 2017 to date Gavin has performed over three hundred media engagements reaching an audience of 100+ million people.
Gavin has been an invited keynote speaker at; The House of Lords, The Isle of Man Government, The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, HMRC, The Bank of England, H.M. Treasury, The Civil Service and CASS Business School.
He wrote the book ‘Algorithms, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency’ with Emerald Publishing in 2020. Gavin is currently writing two more books with Emerald publishing, ‘Money 2030’ & ‘Spending without thinking’, scheduled for publication in 2022.
Gavin is a thought leader in cryptocurrencies with a significant media profile. He has been interviewed by live television (BBC & CNBC) & radio (BBC Radio 4 & 5). He has also written articles and provided media commentary for leading national newspapers, including; The Daily Telegraph, The Conversation, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Times, The Metro, City AM, Yahoo Finance, The Sunday Times, Moneywise Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The ICAEW, The Government Gazette for The E.U. & The Daily Express.
He has provided industry talks for Credit Suisse, Bank of China, JP Morgan, American Express, The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and HSBC in London, New York, Singapore and online. Gavin has given keynote speeches at conferences including The European Blockchain Expo 2019 in Amsterdam and The A.I. & Blockchain Summit 2019 in Malta. Gavin is an invited keynote speaker at the forthcoming Northern Economic Summit in the U.K.
Gavin is a founder member of the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) Academia Working Group led by The British Business Federation Authority (BBFA), Est 2018, as well as a member of The Digital Pound (d-GBP) Initiative, Est 2020. He is also an invited member of The British Blockchain Association.
Gavin holds both a BA & MSc in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford where he was a Dean’s List Member.
Gavin specialises on speaking on subjects such as –
…and the impact these are having and going to have on companies.
Gavin gave a superb account of the complexity and possibilities of cryptocurrencies and blockchain at the 21st Credit Suisse Salon, where other speakers included Janet Yellen. He tracked the full range of disruptive effects that blockchain will have, and the opportunities this will create from an investment point of view, not to mention the headaches it will cause for governments and central banks.
— Michael O'Sullivan - Credit Suisse
I worked extensively with Gavin at Kaplan in a cross-division innovation group, and his sense of curiosity, attention to detail, vision and critical thinking was an asset to the team and also the overall business. Coupled with this, Gavin possesses an amazing ability to connect and communicate with people of all levels within the organisation. I don't say this often, but he was a pleasure to work with, and I would love to work with him again
— Dan Rose- Founder of Workshop mentor