Grant Gordon

Grant GordonDirector General, Institute for Family Business, UK

Sessions: Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on ownership transfers, “Transfer of ownership: the situation for UK family firms”

Grant Gordon is the Director General and a co-founder of the Institute for Family Business (UK), established in 2001 as an independent not-for-profit association promoting the success and sustainability of family firms.

He has been on the board of Laurent-Perrier SA as a non-executive Director since 1999. Laurent-Perrier S.A. is the leading family controlled Champagne house and is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange. Grant’s experience in the drinks industry extends to spirits. He served for sixteen years as a board member at his family’s firm, independent Scotch Whisky distillers William Grant & Sons Ltd.

His other interests include philanthropy where he is Chairman of the Thames Community Foundation, a charity serving local needs in seven boroughs of South West London.