Gavin has spent the past 25 years as a director and producer of new theatre, predominantly in non-theatre spaces for new audiences. He has taken work to the National Theatre, Georgia and his production of Independent People was selected for the Reykjavik European City of Culture in 2000. As director of Farnham Maltings Gavin set out to build a creative organisation that supports the artists and communities of south east England in making the best art they can. Previously he was Chief Executive of New Perspectives, the rural arts organisation for the East Midlands, Chair of the Independent Theatre Council until 2007, and the prime mover in establishing Pride of Place - a national advocacy organisation for rural arts. Gavin has an affection for the home-spun, crafts and 1960s Tupperware.