A genuine pace bowler capable of hard-hitting lower down the order, Gibson's career has been stalled by injury.
The UK resident has played two Tests and 15 ODIs for the West Indies and has played provincial cricket for three South African sides.
Gibson was named as one of the South African Cricket Annual's Five Cricketers of the Year in 1993, when he was playing for Border.
He has a level four coaching certificate, and joined Leicestershire as a player/coach in 2004, having not played a first class match for three years.
However, Gibson soon found his rhythm and took 60 first class wickets in his first season with the club.
His contract expired at the end of the 2005 season and after failing to agree a new deal with Leicestershire, he joined Durham on a two-year deal.
He enjoyed one of his most successful seasons in 2006, playing a major role with bat and ball to keep Durham in Division One of the Liverpool Victoria County Championship.
His career-best 155 in his side’s final championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley secured a draw which helped to avoid relegation to Division Two by a point.
Gibson’s 49 championship wickets left him one behind the county’s leading championship wicket-taker Graham Onions and 596 championship runs put the lower-order batsman fourth in the county’s championship batting averages.
Grabbed the headlines by claiming 10-47 against Hampshire at the Riverside in 2007, becoming the first player in 13 years to take all 10 wickets in a championship innings.
Appointed specialist bowling coach for England's one-day and Test series in Sri Lanka starting in late September as a replacement for Allan Donald.
He retired from playing and accepted the position on a full-time basis after helping England to one-day international success against Sri Lanka in October 2007.