The Gordonian Association works closely with the College to offer former pupils the opportunity to stay in touch with former friends and classmates, encourage opportunities for social interaction, engagement with pupils, sporting activities, news and stories.
Together with the College the Association operates an impressive programme of lunches and dinners around the country to provide the opportunity for Gordonians to meet socially and share memories. These occasions are enjoyable allowing Gordonians the opportunity to share memories of days spent in the Auld Hoose and reignite the shared values and experiences from the years of schooling.
Richard attended Robert Gordon's College from 1951 to 1962 and then Lawers School of Agriculture. Later he studied accountancy and economics at Glasgow College whilst in the early stages of his business career. An entrepreneur with over fifty years experience in mining, earthworks, infrastructure and civil engineering, he founded and operated Companies in the UK, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia.
He is Chief Executive of Banlaw Africa Ltd, an International Company which he founded and developed with contracting interests in a number of Central and West African Countries. After twenty years, he diversified the business to become an Investment company, principally in lithium mining and processing, renewable energy, battery storage and Tesla cars. He has considerable international corporate knowledge and understanding of construction contract law.
Richard is married to Margaret and has two grown-up children and one grandchild. He lived in Africa for many years but has maintained a country home in the Clyde Valley since 1980 where he now lives. In his spare time he enjoys managing and tending the woodlands, orchards and gardens as well as other country pursuits. He is the only third generation Gordonian to assume the role of President of the Gordonian Association.
If you would like to join one of our UK events, or have us consider a new location, then please contact us via the Development Office, as we would love to hear your suggestion.