After matriculating at Nigel High School in 1967, Gordon did his compulsory military training commissioning as an officer in the SADF. After working for a firm of Auditors, a construction company appointed Gordon as Financial Director at the age of 25. He then held the position of Financial Analyst for the American owned South African General Electric until he started a practice of his own in 1981. He qualified as follows: Fellow of the institute of certified bookkeepers Associate of the Institute of Internal Auditors Fellow of the institute of Accounting and Commerce Member of the South African Institute of Tax practitioners Member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) Member of the SAIPA Centre of Tax Excellence (SAIPA CoTE) He also has Honourary Membership(s) in - Australia - Russia Today Gordon is the founder and senior partner in the firm Webb Accounting. He served and had served on numerous committees in the South African Accounting Profession, including National President of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. He was chairman of the Western Cape region of the Institute of Accounting and Commerce as well as serving on the board of directors of the Institute. He was a committee member and chairman of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants Western Cape Region. He served as the local and National treasurer of the Gunners Association. Gordon is married to Esther and has two sons Grant who is a professional Accountant and Ryan who rather than studying Accounting studied Marketing and owns a large manufacturing company.