Advisory Council member

Gordon Livingstone

Gordon Livingstone is a Scottish Chartered Accountant, with significant experience managing businesses across the UK and overseas.

He was educated in Glasgow, and received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Boston, the #1 business school globally for Entrepreneurship for the past 27 years.

He trained and qualified with Ernst & Young in Glasgow, and while there started his first entrepreneurial venture for ‘pocket money’, creating and running football leagues for offices in the West of Scotland. Since then, he has worked for large corporates, both public and private, thereafter focusing on startups and fast-growing SMEs in the UK and US.

Gordon moved to the US in 2009 to study Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and graduated MBA Summa Cum Laude; he was Class President and honoured with the Leadership Award for the One Year programme. He moved to New York City, and was CFO for two food startups, an organic baby food company and a luxury ice cream brand. In 2016 he purchased a sauce factory in eastern Pennsylvania, which he sold in 2019. Since then, he has been back in Scotland, running his own consulting business assisting startups and small businesses in the UK and US.

It is in the small business arena where he found his passion, in his words “as an entrepreneur I follow my vision, and help others achieve theirs”.

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Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • We must make the compelling case for the unique benefits of being within and trading as part of the Union. Scotland’s genuine majority voice must be heard and the majority do not want another referendum or to divide our Country at a time when we need to pull together!
    — Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE