GavinĀ O’Brien


Gavin O’Brien. Partner and Managing Director. After graduating with a BA in Media Production and Business Administration, Gavin went on to work at some of the largest independent production agencies before setting up Clearhead. Responsible for launching Clearhead, with no external financial support or borrowing. Key areas of expertise include digital and creative strategy, education marketing, brand marketing, internal and stakeholder communications and cause-related marketing. Recent clients include University of Hertfordshire, Westminster College, Tesco, KPMG, BBC, NHS, Time Warner Cable, Guinness, TUI, Cadbury and The Post Office. Previous experiences include:

Director of BIDCo responsible for delivering the business plan agreed by over 300 businesses through a board team of eight plus an operating team. Involves liaison with various external bodies including council and councillors, The Chamber of Commerce, education facilities, police and the night-time economy.

Freelance Promo Producer | BBC Worldwide. Produced high quality, consistent and engaging promos for many different programmes including Doctor Who, Life Stories with David Attenborough and CBBC. This included both offline and online editing, selection of music and overseeing and directing voiceover sessions with professional voiceover artists.

External Member | Curriculum Quality & Performance Committee | Barnfield Federation. Responsible for the determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and for oversight of its activities, including the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the safeguarding.