Gavin is the founder of Ellwood Atfield and has over twenty years’ headhunting experience. He specialises in the appointment of senior communicators and influencers, advising the boards of a diverse range of organisations and global brands on the appointment of their senior communications and public affairs teams, as well as CEOs of trade associations and professional bodies.

With his colleagues in Brussels, he launched the Association Leadership Academy to provide education, skills, networking and training to association leaders.

Gavin is a Court member of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners and a Freeman of the City of London. He has a BA Hons in philosophy and psychology.

An entrepreneurially minded lover of tech, motorbikes and dogs. His schnauzer, Nelson, occasionally makes an appearance in the London office.