Græme Robertson Gordon

CEO of Praxity

BSc Science Majoring in Biology
Paisley College

Tell us about your time at the University

Initially chose degree as way into Vet college, but by the end just wanted to earn money

Tell us about your experiences since leaving the University

  • Immediately after leaving College – Worked for UN FAO Researching Anaerobe Genetics in Istanbul
  • Then, after a few months at home as temp security guard, joined RN Fleet Air Arm as an officer
  • Left RN in 1980, and did some part-time work until bought a Double-Glazing franchise
  • In 1988, decided to qualify as CA with, what is now, Deloitte,
  • Shortly after qualifying in 1990, was ‘recruited by NFL as financial controller of the newly formed “London Monarchs” professional American Football club. Went on to found Scottish Claymores at Murrayfield, and then became Director of Finance and Administration for NFL International
  • Left NFL and joined technology M&A firm as FD
  • Then was CFO of Durlacher Bank, a listed private London City bank
  • Followed by CFO of a listed software PLC
  • Has 18 months thereafter, as Senior lecturer in International Accounting
  • Then in 2010 was headhunted for my present role as CEO of Praxity, the World’s largest Accounting and allied professional Alliance (T/O $4.75Bn)

Additionally, I used to produce Shakespeare annually for a two-week run, I am now on the Board and assist with Set build and front of house. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and now one of their senior Council members. Further I am on the Court of the Worshipful Company of the Art and Mystery of Chartered Accountancy, being their Chair of recruitment.

What is that drives you on in your professional life?

I always like Goals and new horizons, so the ability to drive Praxity, a fairly new concept and firm, to be not only World Class but a World beater, is perfect