Bob Gordon – President
Bob Gordon is a highly experienced Chief Executive and Non Executive Board member. Bob has spent 40 years in the Forestry and natural resources sector, since 1991 as a senior executive or CEO. After a series of senior management roles in Forestry, Bob was appointed a Forestry Commissioner in 1991 and then Managing Director and CEO of Forestry Tasmania in 2006, a position he held until 2013 when he retired to pursue roles as a NED and turn around CEO.
Bob is currently a Non Executive Director of ASX listed Financial Group, Mystate limited including subsidiaries Mystate bank and Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees. In 2015 Bob was asked to be a turnaround CEO for the Institute of Foresters of Australia , a role he expects will conclude later in 2017 after a successful turnaround of the IFA’s financial performance and strategic focus.
Another role Bob has been engaged in is assisting Indigenous Communities in remote NT establish sawmills, furniture factories and house building. This has involved working directly with Traditional owners in setting up training, equipment and markets.
Bob has also been leading a project to establish a property trust to build and lease out to NFP service providers Supported accommodation for NDIS participants.
Earlier in his career Bob held positions on the Board of TASCOSS, was National President of what was then one of the largest Trade Unions, held leadership positions in a range of community organisations including on the Board of Football Federation Tasmania, Swimming Tasmania , Epilepsy Association, and Fingal Valley Community centre.
Bob has held Board roles in companies in tourism, furniture, construction and in a large joint venture with a USA based investment fund. Bob has been married to Dr Dianne Snowden for nearly 39 years and shares her interests in history, heritage and education. They have 4 adult sons and 2 grandchildren.