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Gavin English

Chairman

IMC Worldwide

Education: University of Manchester & University of Bristol

Languages: English

Technical areas of expertise: Management, Engineering

Gavin has nearly 40 years’ worldwide experience in planning, engineering, and management with local authorities, large consultancies, and small and medium-sized enterprises. Gavin is IMC Worldwide’s Chairman and served as Managing Director for 2001 to 2022. In this role Gavin, led IMC’s management and staff, the day-to-day running of the firm.

Gavin graduated from the University of Manchester and began his career as a graduate engineer trainee working on projects in the UK before starting his international career in the early 90s. Gavin’s International career has allowed him to work on major infrastructure and development projects all over the world.

Gavin is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Management Institute, and Institute of Directors. He served as Board Director of the Federation of International Consulting Engineers and was Chairman of UK Association for Consultancy and Engineering in 2016. In 2015, Gavin was awarded the European CEO Sterling Award, and in 2013 he was awarded the Chartered Manager of the year for Outstanding leadership.

If you could meet any living person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?

Sir Ernest Shackleton the Antarctic explorer. A great leader who saved the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice flow for two years. The leadership skills he demonstrated are timeless and I would love to discuss them in the context of business leadership.

What’s the one piece of advice you would give others about life?

Live life, don’t just exist.