Gavin Carter is Chief Executive Officer of JOC Group Inc. (formerly UBM Global Trade.) As CEO, Gavin is responsible for expanding business relations, establishing technology thought leadership and providing strategic direction.
Since joining the JOC Group, Gavin has cultivated a deep interest in container shipping. Seeing tremendous opportunity for further technology adoption, Gavin is committed to advancing technology within the container shipping industry.
Gavin was part of the executive team involved in sell side due diligence and merger integration when ownership of the business transferred from from UBM ownership to private equity ownership in the spring of 2013. Having joined UBM Global Trade in March 2009 as CIO, Gavin was subsequently appointed EVP of UBM Global Trade’s data businesses where he led an organizational transformation which included scaling infrastructure, reorganizing the group’s products and promoting a culture of innovation which has put them on a double digit growth path.
Prior to joining JOC Group Inc., Gavin was CIO of sister company UBM Medica US. in addition to his CIO responsibilities there, he was part of an executive team during a period of a major business restructure and oversaw several major relocation projects. Gavin began his career in UBM plc’s London headquarters where he managed IT projects, led IT teams and played key roles deploying financial systems and relocating data centres at a number of UBM plc divisions throughout the world. Gavin attended Oxford Brookes University where he studied Software Engineering.