I never worked directly with Gavin, I never had have many years of professional or friendly relations with him.However I had the pleasure of meeting him outside of office hours, in the local bar with other colleagues.
I want to share a little story:In preparation for the Annual Winterparty, I had my suit delivered to the tailor. I left the party to pick it up. Around 27 min. later I returned. Everybody laughed at me, even Gavin joined in the friendly quips of the Junior returning overdressed. – But Gavin saw something in me, he saw I was actually a bit hurt. What he told me next I will never forget:
“You look astounishing. Just remember, only the top button, and you’ll do allright.”
My deepest condolences goes to his family.