Gavin is a seasoned Fintech professional with a proven track record in managing companies, subsidiaries of listed companies and geographical areas (Africa) with a specific focus on all areas of digital payments and fintech.
His career has entailed; 20 years at First National Bank of South Africa where he implemented most electronic banking and card systems and infrastructure; 7 years at Visa as Country Manager, sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, UK and Nigeria) where, after developing the Visa CEMEA strategy for Nigeria, volunteered to reside in Nigeria in order to work with all licensed payment entities to implement Visa cards and payments in Nigeria. He also grew the number of Visa issuing banks in sub-Saharan Africa, from 22 to over 120 in 4 years.
In 2007 he joined UBA as Senior General Manager, Cards and issued over 5 million Visa chip cards in under 12 months. Since 2009, he has worked (on both a full-time and part-time basis) with the Chams PLC Group of companies as MD of ChamsSwitch Ltd, and Deputy MD of Chams Mobile Ltd, amongst other roles.
Gavin is the current Group Managing Director of Chams Plc.