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Robert Gordon - Director of Programs at Board Accord

Robert Gordon is the CEO of Australian-based consultancy, Board Accord, with reach across Australia into NZ and Asia.

He has two decades experience consulting, coaching and mentoring in the C Suite and the Boardroom.

He was invited by IBM and JP Morgan to introduce the discourse on Workplace Stress and Resilience into the modern Chinese Corporate economy, in 2004, presenting to senior executives in China, HK and Taiwan.

His master's dissertation researched Workplace Stress and Resilience and his clinical practice was in a maximum-security prison, documenting impulse control.

He has numerous industry certifications in Solution Focused Problem Solving, The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, Behavioural Typology Assessments (DiSC and Enneagram) and the Global Leadership Profile (GLP).

Over the last six years he has facilitated numerous board, chair, CEO and management reviews. His clients include listed companies, not-for-profit organisations, ports, government instrumentalities, indigenous organisations and trusts, co-operatives and sporting organisations.

He presents topics on Boardroom Performance and Dynamics at conferences and universities and is regularly referenced in journals.

His expertise is in Boardroom Governance and Dynamics, Social, Organisational and Coaching Psychology, Integral and Developmental Theory, Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Mindfulness and Workplace Resilience.

In 2016 he was invited by the Singapore Institute of Directors to sit as a panelist on the development and launch of the ‘Board Guide’, the fourth in a series of Corporate Governance Guides for boards guides and board committees in Singapore.

In 2016, he was invited by INSEAD to deliver a webinar on ‘How might boards disrupt the Disruption’ for INSEAD IDP Alumni, globally.

He has practised and taught meditation for four decades and has successfully instructed hundreds of directors, corporate executives and sporting personalities.

Robert graduated with a BEd, Masters Counseling (dissertation Workplace Resilience, clinical practice, the Prison System).

He is also a graduate of both the AICD’s International Director Program (UAE) and the INSEAD International Directors Program (Singapore, Paris).

“Robert Gordon’s business insights are brilliant, his corporate executive consulting contributions are profitable and his bottom line results are quickly self-evident.”

Dr John Demartini
Founder of the Demartini Institute 
human behavioral specialist, 
educator and international best-selling author
Robert Gordon assisted my Board finding solutions to some difficult questions.
He facilitated an environment of non-adversarial discussion to profile the “chemistry of the Board”. 
Confidential interviews followed and he succeeded in keeping all members united during the process.
This process will assist any director negotiating peer assessment and subsequent issues can be resolved without surprise resulting in a more productive and aligned board.
I highly recommend the unique professional process that Robert brings to the sensitivities of problem solving at Board level.

Ian W King
Chairman of the Board
Geraldton Port Authority

Over a number of years I have worked with Robert on Boards/Executives that I have been a part of. At every instance Robert’s perseverance, professionalism and performance have added value to my organisations, most recently evidenced by the Board Assessment advice he provided at the WA Sports Federation in Perth, Western Australia in 2011 and 2012.

Michael Allenby BSc, FAICD – 
Chair – WA Sports Federation

There is a strong imperative to move beyond parochial thinking. Directors, executives, consultants, and the professional associations must increasingly embrace a global perspective if they are to maintain competitiveness."
~ Robert Gordon, AICD Company Director Monthly, Sept 2014 – Putting the Board under the Microscope

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