Rupert Gavin


CEO of the largest cinema group in Europe – Odeon and UCI, Rupert Gavin is an influential retail speaker who also combines his previous experience of many corporate directorships, as well as being the head of BBC Worldwide, delivering an insight into the highest realms of both public and private corporations. Gavin was responsible for all of the BBC’s commercial activity whilst also overseeing both a controversial and extensive programme of diversification.

Gavin’s sought after keynote and after dinner retail speeches primarily focus on retail, marketing, advertising, publishing, broadcasting, telecommunications and the arts. Rupert’s career is an embarrassment of riches of in-depth commercial retail experience, allowing him to speak and advise on consumer behaviour and the psychology behind spending during a recession.

Rupert’s keynote presentations and after dinner speeches consider Britain’s future retail source of Britain’s global competitiveness and the hazards and constrains the nation may face in time. Equally adept as an event or conference host, Rupert interacts with the audience with wit and charm whilst ensuring everything happens on time and runs smoothly to plan.

To book Rupert Gavin as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Rupert is known to cover the following topics:

  • Retail & Business Management
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Broadcasting & Telecommunications
  • Consumer Behaviour In Recession
  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Setting & Achieving Goals
  • British Film Industry