Gavin has worked in education for the past 24 years, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer and his blend of pedagogical and technical skills has taken him around the world for a variety of organisations including International House World Organisation (http://www.ihworld.com), the British Council (http://www.britishcouncil.org) and others - helping them to bridge the gap between their training and teaching portfolio and their technical needs. "I’m fascinated by mobile and hand held learning, very current trends in English language teaching"
Until the end of 2003 he held two posts: the first as Head of the New Technologies Department at International House Barcelona and the second as Lead Developer for the online training centre Net Languages. In 2003 he set up The Consultants-E with Nicky Hockly. He is a past coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and also past editor of the SIG newsletter. In 2007 he was elected Honorary Secretary of IATEFL, and in 2011 became the first Chair of the Electronic Committee (ElCom).
His company TheConsultants-E works primarily in online teacher development and training and their Cert ICT course won a British Council ELTON in 2007. Among their other courses they also offer the only online Cert IBET course.