Gordon Farmer



Gordon Farmer | gordon.farmer@saltirefoundation.com

Gordon is an entrepreneurial leader with an international focus. He has developed a strong interest in business strategy and growth following a career within two successful high growth businesses based in Scotland in the financial and oil and gas sectors.

His aspirations for the near future include playing a significant role in the continuing growth of his current employer the Global Energy Group on both a domestic and international scale and also to support fast growing and ambitious companies in the energy or retail sector in a non-executive director role.

Undertaking the Saltire Fellowship programme at Babson College has enhanced Gordon's leadership, sales, marketing and entrepreneurial skills which are supported by a strong financial and commercial background. Part of the programme included a strategic project directly for the president of Wood Group PSN America's analysing where to target next in the USA's unconventional oil and gas market and also how they can be more efficient in sharing knowledge within the business.

Gordon's executive office role in Global Energy, an International Oil and Gas services company, involves the creation of business plans to support growth and improve communication between the board and business unit management, this includes seeking acquisition targets and reviewing business models of subsidiary operations. Previously he held a senior financial role in the group in which he lead the creation of an internal group financial reporting network and financial team. He has obtained external funding on numerous occasions following the company's period of rapid growth both through acquisition and organically.

Gordon was raised north of Aberdeen and graduated in Accounting and Finance from Robert Gordon's University. In 2005, he started his career studying for his professional chartered accountancy qualification whilst working for Aberdeen based firm Anderson Anderson and Brown with exposure to a number of different sectors from oil and gas to "not for profit" housing associations. Following membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2008, Gordon moved into the corporate finance sector as part of a team leading small to mid-market deals principally in the Oil and Gas industry undertaking financial due diligence and projections on merger and acquisition transactions.