- HND Mechanical Engineering, Borough Polytechnic.
- BSc (Hons) Oil Technology, Imperial College, London.
Gordon has a background in the oil industry including oil terminal construction, pipeline engineering, drilling engineering and drilling operations management. Much of his career was spent working for BP on and offshore in the Middle East, Far East, Australia and the UK. Since 1991 he has worked as an independent drilling consultant on exploration and development operations in Angola, Bahrain, Norway, Romania and the Yemen. He has been associated with the energy programme at RGU since 2000 with particular interests in Drilling Operations Management, Business Economics and Offshore Pipeline Construction.
He is married with three children. His leisure pursuits include golf, gardening, hill walking and post Devensian morphology.