Gordon worked for The Timken Company for 36 years. He has worked in Sweden, France, Italy, India, China and the USA, along with business responsibilities in Africa and the Arabian Gulf.
At Timken, he worked in General Management, including as MD and then Chairman of a publicly traded company, listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. He also worked in Trustee roles for the Timken Foundation, XLRI School Of Management and Junior Achievement. He joined IofC UK as a Trustee in June 2018.