Gordon joined Eden in 2014 from the National Cycling Charity where he was Chief Executive, having previously been Director General of the RHS and Commercial Director of English Heritage. He cares deeply about Eden’s ethos and purpose, and in particular how Eden can create connections and strengthen communities. As Chief Executive he is responsible for all aspects of Eden Project Ltd’s work, and he also sits on the board of Eden Project International Ltd.
Gordon’s focus is the development and implementation of Eden’s strategy, the major themes of which are growth in the business based in Cornwall, diversification to reach new audiences and extend the impact of Eden’s community initiatives, the growth of Eden’s educational work, an improved digital presence, and making best use of Eden’s site and other assets. He is driven by Eden’s purpose – ordinary people trying to change the world.
Gordon serves as a director of the Newquay Community Orchard and the ACE Multi Academy Trust, both of which are based near his home on the Cornwall’s North Coast. He is also a trustee of Five Talents UK, a charity supporting financial inclusion and women’s’ rights in developing countries. He holds a degree in History from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Henley Management College.