Gavin Poole

Member of Development Committee

Gavin has considerable experience working within government and the political environment.

Gavin is the CEO of iCITY; a new digital quarter situated on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, positioned to be a world-leading centre of innovation, education and enterprise delivering an economic and social legacy from the 2012 London Olympics.

Gavin has considerable experience working within government and the political environment. First as a senior Royal Air Force officer working as a government advisor and then he spent four years at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), the independent think tank set up by Rt Hon Iain Duncan-Smith MP. Gavin spent 20 months as Executive Director supervising a period of intense business change including changes to a number of leadership positions and the launch of three new major policy initiatives.

Prior to this, Gavin was the Strategy Director at CSJ where he devised and delivered an implementation strategy for social policy across government that could be adopted by an incoming government.

Gavin also built a fundraising team and increased income from £800,000 to £1.3 million. He is widely published in the media and a frequently used commentator with experience of briefing cabinet politicians, international politicians and senior government officials.

Gavin Poole, Scope Trustee