Gavin is a partner in BDO’s UK forensic practice based in London. He is a chartered accountant and certified fraud examiner, specialising exclusively in forensic accounting investigations on behalf of corporate and institutional clients. His practice ranges from the investigation of white-collar crime, financial fraud, theft and bribery, to wider forms of employee and institutional misconduct such as confidentiality breaches and conflicts of interest.
Although Gavin is based in London, he works extensively overseas. He has conducted major investigations in Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Ireland, the Middle East and North Africa, eastern Europe, and central and east Asia. Gavin has supported organisations in a wide range of industry sectors, from not-for-profit to retail, and from energy and resources to construction, property and manufacturing. Gavin has also worked extensively for clients in the financial services sector – insurance companies, hedge funds, banks and sovereign wealth funds. His financial services experience encompasses sanctions, anti-money laundering and fraud investigations. He has reported to US prosecutors and law enforcement agencies on behalf of banks and other organisations.
Gavin has a special interest in the use of technology in the investigation of fraud and corruption and of asset tracing. He has presented widely on innovations in forensic technology and their practical application to investigation and disclosure.
Gavin has an honours degree from Queen’s University of Belfast and a doctorate from University of Dundee, both in civil engineering. He is a fellow of the Institute of Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel.