Head of DFID Burma

Gavin McGillivray

Gavin  McGillivray



Gavin has been head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Office in Burma since June 2013.

Gavin was previously based in DFID’s London office where he headed DFID’s Private Sector Department, Global Funds and Development Finance Institutions Department and International Financial Institutions Department. He was the UK Director on the Boards of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) (2007-09) and UNITAID (2007-10). From 2003 to 2013, Gavin was responsible for DFID’s oversight of CDC Group plc and PIDG (Private Infrastructure Development Group).

Prior to joining DFID in 2000, Gavin managed long-term agricultural sector development programmes in Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia and the Caribbean. In the middle of these assignments, he spent 8 years in London with the international corporate finance house Campbell Lutyens, of which he was an Executive Director.

Head of DFID Burma

The head of a DFID country office has overall responsibility for the running of the office and its programmes.