Gill Gordon (Chair)
HR Director UK, Schlumberger
"When we started Permits Foundation, we did wonder how we would ever manage to change the opinion of Governments. What we didn’t anticipate was that many of the decision-makers have encountered the dual career issue themselves, either through their own or their partner’s experience, or that of their children. For many people, we strike a chord. Fifteen years ago at Schlumberger international dual career couples were the exception but today we have literally thousands and the number is rising rapidly. Doing what we can to facilitate and encourage those careers is a business imperative and I’m delighted to be contributing to that effort."
Gill has spent most of her career with Schlumberger and has been HR Director UK since September 2014, based in London. She has held many different positions including HR Director for the global seismic business, WesternGeco; Director Executive Compensation for Schlumberger, and HR Director for the global R&D population. She played a key role in setting up and developing a shared services organization for the HR function in Europe, Caspian and Africa and was also HR Director for a global electricity and gas utilities business.
Gill has been involved in a number of strategic initiatives in the areas of career development, diversity and mobility as well as numerous acquisitions and divestitures. During this time, she has spent over ten years in expatriate assignments in France, Germany and the US. Gill started her career in international HR at Ford Motor Company and has a BA Hons. in French & German from Heriot-Watt University.