A born citizen of St. Lucia, Gordon’s early education through to the tertiary level was all earned at local institutions. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Canada with a BA in 1984, and an Executive MBA from UWI in 1995, Gordon has spent the last 36 years in private sector management with the JQ Charles Group of Companies, a family owned local enterprise with experience in retail, real estate development & management and manufacturing.
Gordon currently functions as Group Chief Executive Officer, a position he assumed in 2004. With the JQ Charles Group having a shareholding interest in Massy St. Lucia and Massy St. Vincent, Gordon also serves as a director on the boards of both islands Massy operations. In 2019, Gordon partnered with a regional small / micro loans provider to bring their service to St. Lucia as Term Finance St. Lucia Ltd., a company which he serves as director and is its local shareholder.
He serves as the current President of the OECS Business Council, which is the umbrella organization created to represent the private sector concerns at the regional OECS level.