Gavin Fisher (born 30 August 1964) was formerly Chief Designer of the WilliamsFormula One team. He studied mechanical engineering at Hatfield Polytechnic, which was famous for its aeronautical engineers, graduating with a first class honors degree. He was hired by Williams through an add in the media in 1988. A few months later Adrian Newey joined Williams from Leyton House and Fisher worked with him until Newey left in 1997 to join McLaren. Fisher, his pupil, was promoted to the role of chief designer, a role that he held until 2005.