Gordon holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Agricultural Science, and a Bachelor of Forest Science. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Nufarm Limited, where he chairs the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and serves on the Audit and Risk, and Human Resources Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Healius Limited, where he is a member of the Risk Committee. Gordon was Managing Director and CEO of AWB Limited from 2006 to 2011, and was Chair of VicForests from 2011 to 2016. Gordon is the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Management and the Work Health Safety and Sustainability Committees. Gordon was appointed a director in April 2016.