Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Gordon was the inaugural Chief Executive of London & Partners, the UK Capital’s official promotional and economic development company.
Under Gordon’s leadership, the company attracted investment and spend which contributed £1.2bn GVA to the London economy, creating more than 38,000 jobs. From 2011 to 2016, the company experienced 50% growth, increased non-grant revenue from 20% to 50% and delivered a return-on-investment to the city of 18:1. It contributed to London becoming the world’s most popular visitor destination, with tourism numbers growing 20% and spend growing 35%. London also rose from 19th to 5th in international congress city rankings. Further, the city retained its position as the No.1 destination for foreign direct investment and international students.
The company was twice voted one of the UK’s 100 best, not-for-profit companies to work for.
Gordon has also held senior positions in UK national government, for example, developing the government’s low carbon industrial strategy, leading the creation of the UK Green Investment Bank and spearheading the Government’s trade and foreign direct investment efforts in the United States.
Before entering public service, Gordon worked as a solicitor in both England and Australia.