Gavin Hewitt


Gavin Hewitt is the chief financial officer of SVB UK for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), with responsibility for all of the finance activity and supporting the international development in the region.

Gavin joined SVB in early 2015, bringing extensive commercial banking and finance experience gained from roles at HSBC and Barclays. He was the regional head of finance for HSBC’s European commercial banking division, with previous roles as CFO for the UK commercial bank and head of business performance and analysis for the UK Bank, which covered the retail and business segments, operational and functional areas. Before Gavin’s tenure at HSBC, he was on the finance leadership program at Barclays, where he gained experience across different finance disciplines in various areas of the bank while preparing to receive the CIMA qualification (ACMA). Upon completion, he progressed through various leadership roles, all with a primary focus on business partnerships and financial planning and cost management. He went on to become the CFO of Barclays’ global commercial product business.

In addition to an accountancy qualification, Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Hertfordshire. As part of his studies, he spent a year working for General Motors’ dealer investment program in the UK.

Gavin is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, cycling, music, travel and photography.
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