Gordon Cairns

Sales and Marketing Expert; Current Chair or Woolworths, Former CEO of Lion Nathan


Gordon is a Celt, born in Bridge of Allan, Scotland and educated at the University of Edinburgh.
He spent the major part of his executive career working for PepsiCo in the UK, USA, and Australia in Marketing, Finance and General Management roles.
He was the CEO for Lion Nathan, an ASX 50 company, for 7 years, where they were recognized as one of the top employers, and where the total return to shareholders was in the top quartile globally for beverage companies.
He stepped down from executive life and worked in Private Equity with Archer Capital as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey. He served on the boards of Westpac, and Macquarie, and most recently as the chair of Origin Energy and Woolworths Group.
He is married to Jane and has two children, Debbie & Neil.