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Gavin is the Director, International Engagement, Ministry of Trade and Export Development. He is responsible for the lead generation, lead qualification, opportunity identification, outreach and follow-up in the Province’s 12 priority markets and advancement of investment and re-investment in the province in the areas of manufacturing, minerals and mining, oil and gas as well as agri-food value added.

Prior to Ministry of Economy, Gavin worked in Market Services Industry Branch with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada working in conjunction with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in trade/export development and market access as well as a stint in the private sector heading up the Canadian Bison Association, as well as positions in both venture capital and debt financing.


Gavin holds BSA and MSc degrees in economics, and diplomas from the University of Saskatchewan in executive management and Canada’s School of Public Service in executive development program. Gavin lives with his wife Joanne in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.