Gord has worked as the General Manager of CREST since 2006. Prior to that, he worked for a number of local governments on Vancouver Island in a variety of administrative capacities (Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Victoria, & North Cowichan) over the past two decades.

Gord is a past president of the Local Government Management Association of BC (LGMA).  He holds a B.Sc. and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.

He is active in his community, both as a member of the Ladysmith parks recreation and culture committee, and particularly in youth soccer coaching.