Gordon obtained an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh prior to joining the Family Construction business which was built up to become a UK wide and international construction, development and support services business.
Morrison Construction Group was sold in 2000 and Gordon transferred his attention to farming, property and charity work.
Gordon’s charity work has spanned 20 years involving the creation of CLIC Sargent through a merger of two charities creating the largest childhood cancer support charity and more recently the development of a new charity, World Child Cancer, which continues to expand and grow.
Gordon is also a Governor and Vice Chairman of the University of Hertfordshire. The University is one of the largest employers in Hertfordshire with over 2,700 staff and a student community exceeding 25,300, including more than 2,800 international students from 100 different countries
Gordon was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2015.
Gordon is married with two grown up children and four grandchildren.