Gavin is the Chief Technology Officer at BookingGo where he has overall accountability for the technology in the Ground Transport business unit of Booking.com and running Rentalcars.com, the world's largest online car rental service.
Gavin started out as a developer in a family business over 25 years ago, since then he has worked and led in technology across Aerospace, Sports Gaming, Telecoms, Transport, Automotive, Travel and Digital sectors.
Gavin joined BookingGo in 2015 and has led the transformation of the business to an agile product organisation whilst modernising the technology platforms and creating a culture of trust where BookingGo is now one of the largest technology employers in the North West. In recent years Gavin has had specific focus in the agile and DevOps arena with a passion for building a great culture, cloud first principles and using technology to lead the business. Gavin’s current drive at BookingGo is developing the culture in the Engineering team and throughout the business around two key principles of “cloud by default” and “ you build it, run it, own it”.
It isn’t all about agile engineering and transformation for Gavin, he is also an active supporter of grass root talent having shaped and launched talent programmes such as our apprenticeship programmes at both the BBC and BookingGo, mentoring programmes and now looking to start community outreach programmes.