Gavin is a media commentator on economics and public policy. He established and oversees the Foundation’s pioneering support of innovative ventures that practically improve living standards, as well as covering a wide range of issues spanning economic policy, public services and social mobility. Gavin is also the Chief Executive of the Resolution Trust. He joined the Foundation from No 10 Downing Street in 2010 where he had been Deputy Chief of Staff. He spent over a decade in Whitehall and was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HMT, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the Department for Education, Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and a member of the No 10 Policy Unit. Before working in government he taught economics and politics at Sheffield University where he received his doctorate. Gavin is also chair of the Living Wage Commission, chair of the Timewise Innovation Unit for Flexible Work and board member of Political Quarterly and Prospect magazine.