Gavin Reid is Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he studied the trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before pursuing a freelance career performing and teaching. He was Principal Trumpet with Manchester Camerata from 1989-2001 and was also responsible for developing their extensive education and outreach programme between 1996-2002.
Gavin was appointed General Manager of Manchester Camerata in 2002. In 2004, he became one of the first Fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme and from 2006-2016 was Director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He served six years as a Director of the Association of British Orchestras and is currently a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.